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Consumer Spending Signals Second-Quarter Rebound On Track

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The consumer is on track for a second-quarter comeback after a weak stretch at the start of the year, as Americans kept up spending in line with income gains in April, Commerce Department figures showed May 30.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
May 30, 2017
Business

US Consumer Sentiment Signals Gains in Spending Remain Likely

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U.S. consumer sentiment holding near post-election highs reflects an improved outlook on wages and indicates spending is poised to rebound, though a partisan gap persists, University of Michigan survey data showed May 26.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
May 26, 2017
Business

More Optimism About Buying Climate Signals Spending Rebound

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Consumer spending may be set to emerge from a weak first quarter as Americans last week became more upbeat about the buying climate than at any time in the last 15 years and optimism about personal finances reached a decade high, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed May 25.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 25, 2017
Business

Post-Election Rally Fades for Americans' Economic Expectations

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This month’s slide in Americans’ economic expectations to the lowest level since November indicates the euphoria about U.S. growth prospects since the election has diminished, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed May 18.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
May 18, 2017
Business

It's Back to Steady for US Economy as Retail Sales, CPI Rise

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Data released May 12 showed consumer retail purchases rose last month, albeit less than forecast, after a March gain that was revised from a decline, indicating the early-2017 slowdown was transitory.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
May 12, 2017
Business

Four-Month High in Consumer Sentiment to Sustain Spending

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A four-month high in consumer confidence indicates Americans remain optimistic about their incomes, helping to support steady growth in spending this year, University of Michigan survey data showed May 12.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
May 12, 2017
Business

Rebound in Consumer Prices Shows Inflation Stabilizing

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A rebound in U.S. consumer prices in April signals inflation is stabilizing, supporting the case for Federal Reserve policymakers to raise interest rates, Labor Department figures showed May 12.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
May 12, 2017
Business

Six-Week Low in US Consumer Comfort Shows Optimism Is Easing

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An easing of Americans’ sunny economic views indicates consumers may need some better news for confidence to sustain its post-election pickup, Bloomberg News Consumer Comfort Index figures showed May 11.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2017
Business

Consumer Sentiment Little Changed in April

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Household sentiment was little changed in April from the previous month, holding at an elevated level on optimism about personal finances, University of Michigan survey data showed.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
April 28, 2017
Business

Consumer Prices Fall 0.3%, First Decline in a Year

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The cost of living in the United States declined in March for the first time since February 2016, showing inflation is moving up only gradually, a Labor Department report showed April 14.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2017

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