William Edwards

Government, Business

US Consumer Comfort Falls to Seven-Month Low on Finance Views

Shoppers at JCPenney Shoppers at a new JCPenney store Nov. 1, 2019, in Hurst, Texas. (Rex Curry/AP Images for JCPenney)

U.S. consumer comfort fell to the lowest level since March as ratings of the economy, personal finances and the buying climate all slumped, a potential sign of faltering in the strong support consumers are giving the expansion.

William Edwards | Bloomberg News
November 7, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Comfort in US Improves on Economy

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U.S. consumer comfort improved slightly last week as more upbeat assessments of the economy and buying climate were tempered by the weakest reading on personal finances in almost two months.

William Edwards | Bloomberg News
October 10, 2019
Government, Business

US Small-Business Optimism Drops to Near Lowest Mark of Trump Era

Businesswoman poses in her chocolate shop Annie Rupani, owner of Cacao & Cardamom chocolate shop in Houston, smiles inside one of her stores Sept. 16, 2019. (David J. Phillip/Associated Press)

U.S. small-business sentiment fell to near the lowest level of Donald Trump’s presidency, as tariffs and economic uncertainty increasingly weigh on the outlook for owners across the country.

William Edwards | Bloomberg News
October 8, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Declines by Most in Nine Months

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U.S. consumer confidence posted the biggest drop since the start of the year as Americans’ expectations for the economy and the job market deteriorated, posing a risk to the household spending that is underpinning growth.

William Edwards | Bloomberg News
September 24, 2019
Government, Business

Small-Business Optimism Drops to Lowest in Five Months

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Optimism among U.S. small-business owners fell in August to the lowest level in five months, with the outlook for the economy and sales slumping amid escalating trade tensions and recession fears.

William Edwards | Bloomberg News
September 10, 2019