Consumer Confidence Keeps Improving

Consumer confidence kept improving in August, posting a 122.9 reading in the latest Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. The Expectations reading of the Index rose to 104.0, while the Present Situation reading rose to 151.2. July’s reading was 120.0. “Consumer confidence increased in August following a moderate improvement in July,” said Lynn Franco, […]

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July Jobs Report Signals Riper Conditions for Housing

The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, the Labor Department recently reported, flouting expectations and signaling riper conditions for the housing market. The unemployment rate retreated to 4.3 percent, a low, and hourly wages on average went up 0.3 percent to $26.36. “[July’s] strong jobs report showed some good news,” says Danielle Hale, chief […]

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Consumer Confidence Ticks Back Up

Consumer confidence ticked back up in June, posting a 118.9 reading in the latest Consumer Confidence Index® from The Conference Board. The Expectations reading of the Index fell to 100.6, while the Present Situation reading rose to 146.3. May’s reading was 117.6. “Consumer confidence increased moderately in June following a small decline in May,” said […]

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Consumer Confidence Wanes after 15-Year Spike

Consumer confidence waned in January after spiking to a 15-year high in December, posting a 111.8 reading in The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®. The Expectations reading of the Index fell to 99.8, while the Present Situation reading rose to 129.7. December’s reading was 113.3. “Consumer confidence decreased in January after reaching a 15-year high […]

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