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Consumer Comfort Stays High in Positive Sign for Economy

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Americans’ confidence was little changed last week from elevated levels, underpinned by optimism about the buying climate and the economy, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Nov. 9.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 9, 2017
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Consumer Comfort Advances to Seven-Week High on Finances

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U.S. consumer comfort advanced to a seven-week high as Americans’ confidence in their personal finances increased by the most since February, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Nov. 2.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
November 2, 2017
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Consumer Confidence Just Hit Its Highest Level in Almost 17 Years

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U.S. consumer confidence rose more than expected in October to the highest in almost 17 years as Americans grew more confident about the economy and job market, according to figures Oct. 31 from the New York-based Conference Board.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 31, 2017
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US Consumer Sentiment Rises to Highest Since Early 2004

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Consumer sentiment climbed in October to the highest level since the start of 2004 as households grew upbeat about the outlook for the U.S. economy, a University of Michigan survey showed Oct. 27.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 27, 2017
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Consumer Comfort Little Changed; Partisan Divide Widens

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Americans’ confidence held steady last week, remaining near the highest level of the expansion, as faith in the buying climate improved while views on the economy deteriorated, Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index figures showed Oct. 26.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017
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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
Business

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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