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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
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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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US Core Inflation Misses Estimates; Energy Boosts Main Gauge

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U.S. inflation excluding food and fuel was below estimates for the sixth time in seven months, even as a hurricane-driven spike in energy prices boosted the overall cost of living by the most since January, a Labor Department report showed Oct. 13.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2017
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US Retail Sales Rise Most Since 2015 on Storm-Related Lift

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U.S. retail sales jumped last month by the most in more than two years as motor vehicles lost to hurricanes were quickly replaced and higher prices lifted receipts at gasoline stations, Commerce Department figures showed Oct. 13.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2017
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Consumer Comfort Declines by Most in a Year on Finances

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Americans’ confidence suffered its biggest weekly setback in more than a year as optimism about personal finances slumped, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Oct. 5.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2017
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Consumer Sentiment Cools as Storms Deliver Hit to Outlook

Brian Archibald, a rescue specialist assigned to the South Carolina Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team Delta in McEntire Joint National Guard Base, S.C., points to a someone who may need help on Aug. 31, 2017 in Port Arthur, Texas. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez

Concern over the fallout from a pair of late-summer hurricanes caused U.S. consumer sentiment to dip in September, though Americans remain relatively optimistic about the direction of the economy, a University of Michigan survey showed Sept. 29.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2017
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Consumer Spending Cools on Drop in Vehicle Purchases

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U.S. consumer spending cooled in August on a cutback in auto purchases that partly reflected less demand linked to Hurricane Harvey, Commerce Department figures showed Sept. 29.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
September 29, 2017
Business

Concerns About Hurricanes Dent American Consumer Sentiment

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U.S. consumer sentiment dipped in September as Americans expressed concern about the economic and inflationary impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, University of Michigan survey data showed Sept. 15.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2017
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Consumer Comfort Falls for Second Week

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Americans’ confidence retreated for a second week as consumers’ assessment of the buying climate deteriorated on the heels of higher fuel prices, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Sept. 14.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2017
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Consumer Confidence Reaches Second-Highest Level Since 2000

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A pickup in consumer confidence to the second-highest level since late 2000 provide a basis for steady gains in spending, according to figures Aug. 29 from the New York-based Conference Board.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
August 29, 2017

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