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Near Future May Be Spooking Consumers

Consumers continue to regain confidence, but they may be concerned about the near future. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index increased for the fourth consecutive month to 92.4 in August. But the expectations for the next six months remained unchanged. Read more

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Mood's a Swingin' Mood's a Swingin'
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Leading Indicator Shows Solid July Gains

A gauge of future U.S. economic activity rose more than expected in July, boosting hopes of stronger growth in the second half of the year. The Conference Board said on Thursday that its Leading Economic Index increased 0.9% last month after an upwardly revised 0.6% rise in June. Read more

Outlook for Jobs, Openings Brightens
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Outlook for Jobs, Openings Brightens

Virtually all the available evidence points to stronger U.S. job growth in the... Read more

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Leading Economic index Rises 0.3% in June

Signaling that the economy could strengthen in the second half of the year, the leading economic index for the U.S. rose 0.3% in June to 102.2, the Conference Board said Friday. Read more

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Consumers More Upbeat and Planning to Buy Consumers More Upbeat and Planning to Buy

Hanley Wood chief economist Jonathan Smoke discusses the April Consumer Confidence data released by the Conference Board. Read more

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Housing Market Confidence is on the Rise

Home buyers, home builders, and the general public have renewed their confidence in the economy and in the housing market, and the evidence of an improved outlook is widespread. Read more

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Consumer Confidence Up, but Not for Housing

Feelings about the economy improved in February as perceptions of the job market and wages edged up. Read more

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Consumer Confidence Down Again in June

Jobs expectations, upon which confidence hinges, were a mixed bag. Read more

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The Home Building Industry Is Waking Up The Home Building Industry Is Waking Up

In various pockets of the U.S., permits are being pulled and ground is being broken. This story makes the point through compelling photos, plus anecdotal and index-based info. Read more

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