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Topic - The Conference Board
March will be one of the most crucial months for the U.S. auto industry in years.
The stock market put in a stellar performance in 2013, with major indexes soaring to all-time highs and posting gains of nearly 30 percent — the best since the 1990s. Investors are betting that a detente in Washington's fiscal wars will allow the U.S. economy to pick up some steam in 2014.
According to the Conference Board, an important economic indicator, the consumer-confidence index, fell to 71.2 in October, from a revised 80.2 in September. Conference Board spokeswoman Lynn Franco wrote, "Consumer confidence deteriorated considerably as the federal government shutdown and debt-ceiling crisis took a particularly large toll on consumers' expectations."
Americans' confidence in the economy fell slightly in September from August as many people became less optimistic about hiring and pay increases in the next six months.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben S. Bernanke sent President Obama a report card this week, giving him another failing grade on the economy.
This sounds like good news. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday that the unemployment rate dropped from 7.6 percent to 7.4 percent in July as the economy expanded with 162,000 jobs.
Americans' confidence in the economy has risen to its highest level in more than five years, bolstered by a more optimistic outlook for hiring.
U.S. stocks rose in midday trading Tuesday, pushed higher by a trifecta of encouraging economic reports.
Consumer confidence soared to a five-year high this month as an improving job market and double-digit gains in home prices lifted consumer spirits, the Conference Board reported Tuesday morning.
A rally that that brought the stock market to record highs this year came back to life after U.S. home prices rose the most in seven years and consumer confidence reached a five-year high.
Americans' confidence in the economy, lifted by a better outlook for hiring and business conditions, jumped in May to a five-year high.
Consumer confidence soared to a five-year high this month as an improving job market and double-digit gains in home prices lifted consumer spirits, according to a survey released Tuesday.
Americans' confidence in the economy jumped this month, helped by a better outlook for the job market and expectations for higher pay.
Barack Obama has been president for 51 months, and America is still waiting for that change he told us to hope for. The latest economic indicators continue to point in the wrong direction: Durable-goods orders are falling, growth in factory output is sluggish and optimism is dissolving.
The average home price in the nation's top 20 cities rose smartly by 8.1 percent in the past year — the fastest increase since the peak of the housing bubble in the summer of 2006, according to the S&P Dow Jones index released Tuesday.