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Consumer Sentiment Rises as Household Finances Improve

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Consumer confidence rose in March as Americans were more satisfied than any time in 16 years with the current state of their finances and the economy, while remaining sharply divided along party lines about the outlook.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2017
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Consumer Prices Show Biggest Annual Increase Since 2012

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The U.S. cost of living rose in February, while prices increased from a year ago by the most since March 2012, reinforcing the view that inflation is in line with the Federal Reserve’s goal.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2017
Business

Consumer Comfort Just Reached Its Highest Level in a Decade

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Americans’ confidence continued to mount in the week ended March 3 as the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index reached the highest point in a decade on more-upbeat assessments about the economy and buying climate, figures showed March 9.

Austin Weinstein | Bloomberg News
March 9, 2017
Business

Consumer Borrowing in US Posts Smallest Gain Since July 2012

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U.S. consumer debt outstanding in January posted the smallest gain since July 2012 as American households reduced their credit-card balances.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
March 7, 2017
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Consumers Spend Less Than Forecast as Inflation Bites

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Consumer spending rose less than projected in January as rising prices pinched Americans’ wallets, leading inflation-adjusted purchases to fall by the most since 2009.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
March 1, 2017
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Consumer Sentiment Shows First Drop Since US Election

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Consumer confidence fell for the first time since November’s election, as party lines divided Americans following a boost in enthusiasm for the new administration’s economic policies.

Austin Weinstein | Bloomberg News
February 24, 2017
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Consumer Prices Increase by Most Since February 2013

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The U.S. cost of living increased in January by the most since February 2013, led by higher costs for gasoline and other goods and services that indicate inflation is gathering momentum.

February 15, 2017
Business

Retail Sales Climb More Than Forecast in Broad Advance

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U.S. retail sales rose more than forecast last month in a broad-based advance that indicates the consumer is well-positioned to propel the economy in early 2017.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 15, 2017
Business

Consumer Spending Rose in December by Most in Three Months

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U.S. consumer purchases climbed in December by the most in three months as incomes picked up, signaling a strong hand-off into 2017.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
January 30, 2017
Business

Survey Shows Wide Partisan Gap Post-Trump in Consumer Sentiment

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Republicans expect the U.S. economy to boom and Democrats see a bust after Donald Trump’s election as president, a sharp reversal from sentiment a few months before the vote, according to a University of Michigan consumer survey.

Austin Weinstein | Bloomberg News
January 20, 2017

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