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Consumers Much More Confident This Summer

The Conference Board has released its Consumer Confidence Index for the month of June. Confidence was higher in June, after a moderate improvement in May. What really matters here is ...
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Consumer Sentiment and Leading Indicators Point Higher

Friday's markets have been roiled by overseas news out of China and with fears about Greece leaving or being booted out of the eurozone. Now two economic reports in the ...
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AMD Unable To Escape Earlier Shadow of Intel on Earnings

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) has now released its first quarter earnings results. Maybe that should read "losses" rather than earnings, as the report still looks soft against estimates -- ...
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Consumer Confidence Leaps in February

The Conference Board reported Tuesday morning that its consumer confidence index for the month of March rose to 101.3 from 98.8 in February. The expectations index jumped to 96.0 in ...
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Economic Confidence Keeps the Streak Alive

The U.S. Economic Confidence Index, tracked by Gallup since 2008, remained at its +3 level for its third consecutive week running. However, the index has been positive for the past ...
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The Bullish and Bearish Case for Wal-Mart in 2015

With the bull market nearing its sixth year, investors have to be wondering how to evaluate stocks ahead. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) gained about 7.5% in 2014, and ...
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Consumer Confidence Retreats from Recovery High

The Conference Board released its consumer confidence index for November as 88.7, below the Bloomberg consensus estimate of 96.5. The previous reading in October was a recovery high at 94.1. The ...
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Disappointing View on Global Growth Outlook for 2015 (and Beyond)

The Conference Board Global Economic Outlook released its output growth projections for the coming years. World economic growth is currently pegged at 3.2% for 2014 and is looking to accelerate ...
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Why Consumer Confidence Rebounded in October

The Conference Board released some good news Tuesday morning for October’s consumer confidence, unlike the durable goods report earlier in the morning. The Consumer Confidence Index had dropped in September, ...
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CEOs Look Less Confident in Third Quarter

Are chief executives too negative on the economy right now? A new survey from The Conference Board and PricewaterhouseCoopers is out on Wednesday called the Measure of CEO Confidence, and ...
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Consumer Confidence Hits the Skids

The Conference Board released the reading on consumer confidence for the month of September -- and the report looks like confidence hit the skids. The reading was 86.0, which fell ...
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Consumer Confidence Strength Driven by Today Rather Than Tomorrow

The Conference Board has released its reading on Consumer confidence for the month of August. This is much broader than the recent consumer sentiment reading. Tuesday's headline reading "Improves Again" ...
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Consumer Sentiment Looking Soft in August

The Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index was released on Friday morning. Consumer sentiment for mid-August was reported at 79.2. The Bloomberg economists estimate was much higher at 82.3, and the range of ...
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Small Business Optimism Ticks Up Only Slightly

With sentiment improving and GDP growth rate picking up in the second quarter, investors and economists alike are looking for anything to confirm or refute the upswing in the economy. ...
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Consumer Confidence Surges to Post-Recession High, Strong 2014 Outlook

The Conference Board is out with its monthly reading of consumer confidence in the month of July. It posted its third consecutive gain, but perhaps the real news is that ...
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