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Topic - The Conference Board
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.
U.S. stocks rose in midday trading Tuesday, pushed higher by a trifecta of encouraging economic reports.
Americans' confidence in the economy has risen to its highest level in more than five years, bolstered by a more optimistic outlook for hiring.
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.
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.
Recession is coming. That's the cheery news emanating from the green eyeshades at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). The nonpartisan economists last month issued a report outlining the likely outcomes given a set of probable scenarios.