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Trump Tweets Consumer Confidence Is at Record High, But It’s Not

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President Donald J. Trump tweeted Dec. 12 that consumer confidence “is at an All-Time High.” In fact, it was higher when a Clinton was in the White House.

Scott Lanman | Bloomberg News
December 12, 2017
Business

Consumer Borrowing Increases by Most in Nearly a Year

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U.S. consumer credit outstanding rose in October by the most since November 2016 on larger credit-card balances, Federal Reserve data showed Dec. 7.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2017
Business

Consumer Comfort Advances to a 13-Week High

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Improved sentiment about the buying climate and personal finances helped carry household optimism to a 13-week high, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Dec. 7.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2017
Business

Consumer Comfort Stays High in Positive Sign for Economy

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Americans’ confidence was little changed last week from elevated levels, underpinned by optimism about the buying climate and the economy, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Nov. 9.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2017
Business

Consumer Comfort Advances to Seven-Week High on Finances

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U.S. consumer comfort advanced to a seven-week high as Americans’ confidence in their personal finances increased by the most since February, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Nov. 2.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2017
Business

Consumer Confidence Just Hit Its Highest Level in Almost 17 Years

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U.S. consumer confidence rose more than expected in October to the highest in almost 17 years as Americans grew more confident about the economy and job market, according to figures Oct. 31 from the New York-based Conference Board.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2017
Business

US Consumer Sentiment Rises to Highest Since Early 2004

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Consumer sentiment climbed in October to the highest level since the start of 2004 as households grew upbeat about the outlook for the U.S. economy, a University of Michigan survey showed Oct. 27.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2017
Business

Consumer Comfort Little Changed; Partisan Divide Widens

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Americans’ confidence held steady last week, remaining near the highest level of the expansion, as faith in the buying climate improved while views on the economy deteriorated, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Oct. 26.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017
Business

Economic Expectations Sour in October; Weekly Comfort Rises

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Americans grew more pessimistic this month about the direction of the economy, though a measure of consumer sentiment rose in the most recent week, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Oct. 19.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 19, 2017
Business

Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Surges to 13-Year High

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U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly surged to a 13-year high as Americans’ perceptions of the economy and their own finances rebounded following several major hurricanes, a University of Michigan survey showed Oct. 13.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2017

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