consumer confidence

Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Slumps on Weak Growth, Slower Job Gains

Consumer David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Consumer confidence declined for the fourth time in five months on dimmer assessments of present conditions, suggesting that weak first-quarter growth and slower job gains in February are weighing on attitudes and potentially spending.

Carlyann Edwards | Bloomberg News
March 26, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Drops to Five-Month Low

A luxury retail shopper Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg News

U.S. consumer confidence slumped in December to the lowest since July as a gauge of labor market expectations fell by the most in 41 years, the latest sign Americans are growing less optimistic as stock markets gyrate and the expansion moderates.

Jeff Kearns and Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2018
Government, Business

Consumer Sentiment Tops Estimates While Outlook Slips

Shopper Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg News

U.S. consumer sentiment exceeded analyst estimates as low unemployment and growing incomes kept Americans in an upbeat mood, though the outlook soured amid concern that the labor market will soften.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
December 10, 2018
Government, Business

Consumer Confidence Cools in November From 18-Year High

Consumer shopping Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg News

U.S. consumer confidence fell in November for the first time in five months, cooling from an 18-year high, as optimism dimmed for business conditions and incomes.

Katia Dmitrieva | Bloomberg News
November 27, 2018
Government, Business

Consumer Spirits Rise to 18-Year High

Consumer Mary Altaffer/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence rose again this month, hitting a new 18-year high. The Conference Board said Oct. 30 that its consumer confidence index climbed to 137.9 in October from 135.3 in September. Both readings are the highest since September 2000.

Paul Wiseman | AP Economics Writer
October 30, 2018

Consumer Confidence Rises to 18-Year High in September

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WASHINGTON —U.S. consumer confidence shot up to an 18-year high in September — good news for retailers as the holiday shopping season approaches.

Paul Wiseman | AP Economics Writer
September 25, 2018

US Consumer Confidence Dips in December but Remains High

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Americans were a bit less confident this month than they were in November, but their spirits remained high during the holiday shopping season.

Paul Wiseman | AP Economics Writer
December 27, 2017

Consumer Comfort Gain Reflects Steady Labor-Market Progress

NYC Shopper Sean_Gao/Getty

More favorable attitudes about personal finances and the economy helped bolster Americans’ confidence last week, according to Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures released July 27.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
July 27, 2017

US First-Quarter Growth Revised Up to 1.4% on Consumption

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

The U.S. economy’s first-quarter growth was less tepid than previously reported, as consumer spending and trade added more to expansion.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
June 29, 2017
Business, Government, Logistics

American Consumer Comfort Remains Close to a 15-Year High

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Consumer confidence last week held close to the highest level in more than 15 years as Americans felt a little better about their finances and whether it’s a good time to spend, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index data showed May 4.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 4, 2017