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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - The Conference Board
Americans' confidence in the economy has risen to its highest level in more than five years, bolstered by a more optimistic outlook for hiring.
Americans' confidence in the economy, lifted by a better outlook for hiring and business conditions, jumped in May to a five-year high.
It was the tax cut that nobody noticed two years ago. And it was rarely mentioned in the fight between Congress and the White House last year over the expiring Bush-era tax cuts. But this month, the payroll-tax cut suddenly registered on everybody's radar screen — when it went away.
U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in December, driven lower by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week.
Americans are feeling worse about the economy than they have in a long time — a fact that could have wide-reaching implications everywhere from Wal-Mart to the White House.
The nation's leading indicator of consumer confidence took an unexpected tumble in May.
Shoppers' worries about juggling rising gas and food prices and other household costs pushed the Consumer Confidence Index down sharply in March.
The Consumer Confidence Index rose in January to its highest level in eight months with Americans growing a little more confident about the job market and business conditions.
Consumer confidence slipped this month as more people worried that the job market is worsening.
A private research group said its gauge of future economic activity rose in November at the fastest rate since March, suggesting the economy will strengthen early next year.
Americans' confidence in the economy rose to a five-month high in November amid more hopeful signs.
Over the past several weeks, the tone of my columns has become more cautionary because of signs that the economic recovery has slowed and, despite stimulative efforts, job growth has proved elusive.
Americans' confidence in the economy improved slightly in August, but the mood is still gloomy amid job worries, according to a monthly survey.
Americans' confidence in the economy eroded further in July amid worries about a job market that has proved stubbornly stagnant. The report raised concerns about the overall economy and the back-to-school season.
A sharp drop in consumer confidence helped set off a drop in stocks on Tuesday and renewed worries about the strength of the U.S. economic recovery.