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Consumer Sentiment Rises to Nine-Month High

The preliminary April read on the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose to a nine-month high of 82.6. A survey of economists by Bloomberg had a consensus estimate ...
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Chicago PMI and Consumer Sentiment Trigger Stock Market Rally to All-Time High

Friday's economic reports should not have made much of a dent, nor should they have created much of a bump in the stock market. Gross domestic product (GDP) was a ...
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Jeep Reputation Hurt Badly in New Study

Among the brands that received "report cards" in a new Consumer Reports, Jeep posted a score that was the lowest among makers of cars and light trucks. Jeep received an ...
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Consumer Confidence Starts 2014 With Handy Gains

The Conference Board has released its Consumer Confidence Index for January. The good news for the economy is that it is far better than the horrific durable goods report from ...
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NFIB: Independent Business Owners Remain Pessimistic

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has released its small business optimism index for the month of December. It shows a rise to 93.9 from 92.5 in November, and ...
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Consumer Sentiment Holds Strong in December

The revised consumer sentiment report from Reuters/University of Michigan is out, and the second December reading hit 82.5 for the month. The prior report was also 82.5, and the Bloomberg ...
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Consumer Sentiment Takes a Huge Santa Jump Higher in December

The Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment report rose to 82.5 for the preliminary December report, from a final November reading of 75.1. Dow Jones was calling for only 76.5, and ...
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Retails Sales, Looking Beyond Thanksgiving And Black Friday

The deals are good enough and promotions aggressive enough that the millions of Americans who are supposed to shop on Thanksgiving and Black Friday will. However, retailers face the same puzzle ...
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Consumer Sentiment Shows Signs of Life in Time for Black Friday

Following the better news earlier Wednesday morning from the U.S. Labor Department on new claims for unemployment benefits, the latest reading on consumer sentiment from the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan ...
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Consumer Sentiment Not Recovering with Jobs

After the Labor Department stunned the market with much stronger payrolls data, the market is going to get to deal with a new reading on consumer sentiment. The Reuters/University of ...
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Germans Cautiously Optimistic Despite Shaky Economic Data, U.S. Pressure

Retail sales in Germany were weaker than expected in September, according to data from the federal statistics office released Thursday. Retail sales fell 0.4% from August, to their lowest level since ...
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Consumer Sentiment Down the Drain: More Pain Ahead Likely

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary consumer sentiment index for October dropped to 75.2 from a final reading of 77.5 in August. The October index is the lowest reading since ...
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Apple Crushes PC in Customer Satisfaction

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) well outpaced every major personal computer (PC) maker in the new, annual ratings from widely regarded research firm ACSI. Whatever the problems Apple has with its iPhone ...
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Consumer Sentiment Slumps

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary consumer sentiment index for September dropped to 76.8 from a final reading of 82.1 in August. The September index is the lowest reading since ...
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All Jobless Numbers Likely to Impact Unemployment Rate

Friday's report from the U.S. Department of Labor likely either will shock or enthrall the stock and bond market. After all, we have a tentative Syrian military strike to contend ...
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