Articles Tagged with ''The Conference Board''

Consumer economic optimism hovers at 16-year high

Overall confidence increases in August
Consumer confidence increased once again in August as Americans place more faith in the current economic state. In fact, the Present Situation Index from The Conference Board remains at its 16-year high, even as expectations for the future grew slightly.
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Consumers grow more confident in future of economy

Assessment of current conditions remains at 16-year high
Consumers’ assessment of their current conditions increased in July, remaining at a 16-year high. Consumers are also more confident in the future of the economy, however they are less optimistic about their income prospects.
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Americans regain confidence in June

Short-term outlook eased, but still upbeat
After wavering slightly the month before, Americans grew more confident in June. A new survey found consumers are more confident in current economic conditions, however, they are less sure about their short-term economic outlook.
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Consumer confidence slips lower in April

Americans less optimistic about the future
Consumer confidence slipped in April as Americans waivered in their future expectations. The Conference Board by Nielsen explains less consumers are saying business conditions are good and more expected the number of jobs on the market to drop in the coming months.
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Consumer confidence surges to 16-year high

Expressed optimism for short-term business outlook
Consumer confidence surged in March to its highest level since 2000, following the optimism seen in other parts of the housing market. Consumers are more optimistic about every area of the economy including the labor market, current and future economic conditions.
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Consumer confidence retreats in January

Surveys show conflicting results
A survey conducted by The Conference Board by Nielsen shows that Americans are less confident in the economy in January. However, other measures of consumer confidence disagree with that notion. Americans are more confident in their present situation, but less optimistic about the future.
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Consumer confidence now back to pre-recession levels

Americans feel better about present and future situation
The elections and even the time leading up to the presidential elections brought a new wave of consumer confidence. In fact, consumers are now back at pre-recession levels when it comes to their confidence in the economy – both for their present situation and future expectations.
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Consumer confidence tumbles in October

Many say business conditions are bad
After hitting post-recession highs in September, consumer confidence dropped in October. According to one economist, the upcoming elections could be putting many consumers slightly on edge. Here’s more about where Americans say the economy sits, and where it’s headed.
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