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Americans’ Economic Expectations Reach Second-Highest Since 2002

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Americans’ outlook for the U.S. economy improved in February to the second-highest level since March 2002, indicating lower taxes are resonating, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Feb. 21.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
February 21, 2018
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Consumer Sentiment Jumps After Tax Cuts Blunt Stock Gyrations

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U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly rose in February to the second-highest level since 2004 as tax cuts and a strong job market helped Americans shrug off stock-market volatility, a University of Michigan survey showed Feb. 16.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
February 16, 2018
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Consumer Comfort Jumps Despite Stock-Market Turbulence

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U.S. consumer sentiment jumped last week to the highest level since February 2001, indicating Americans were shaking off turbulence in the stock market, according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018
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Consumer Prices Top Forecasts, Sending Markets Tumbling

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U.S. consumer prices rose by more than projected in January as apparel costs jumped the most in nearly three decades. The report sent Treasuries and stocks tumbling, as it added to concerns about an inflation pickup that have roiled financial markets this month.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
February 14, 2018
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Consumer Comfort Stays Elevated Even as Stocks Fall

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U.S. consumer comfort last week held near the highest level since 2001 even as stocks fell on concerns about higher interest rates, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Feb. 8.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
February 8, 2018
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Consumer Comfort Highest Since 2001 on Optimism for Economy

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U.S. consumer confidence, along with a measure of Americans’ views of the economy, advanced last week to the highest levels in nearly 17 years, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Feb. 1.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
February 1, 2018
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Consumer Confidence Increased More Than Forecast in January

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U.S. consumer confidence was stronger than expected in January and hovering near a 17-year high as households grew somewhat more upbeat about employment and the economy, according to figures out Jan. 30 from the Conference Board in New York.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2018
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Consumer Spending Rose in December, Saving Rate Dipped

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U.S. consumer spending rose at a solid pace in December after an upwardly revised advance a month earlier as shoppers splurged during the holiday season. While incomes also rose, the saving rate fell to a fresh 12-year low.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
January 29, 2018
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Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Falls to a Six-Month Low

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Consumer sentiment unexpectedly declined in January to a six-month low as American households viewed the economy less favorably, a University of Michigan report showed Jan. 19.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
January 19, 2018
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Economic Optimism Keeps Consumer Comfort Near 17-Year High

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Americans grew more upbeat last week about the economy’s performance and the buying climate, allowing a measure of consumer sentiment to remain at an almost 17-year high, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Jan. 18.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
January 18, 2018

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