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CNNMoney: Consumer confidence continues to sinkupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 12:19:00

Uncertainty about the economy continued to shake consumer confidence in July, pushing a key measure of morale to the lowest level since February.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence rebounds in Marchupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 11:01:00

A key measure of consumer confidence rose in March after a sharp fall the month before, a research group said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Dollar mixed on downbeat consumer confidenceupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 13:01:00

The dollar gained against the euro and pound but sank against the yen, on renewed worries after a report showed U.S. consumer confidence fell sharply in February after three straight months of improvement.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence in surprise reboundupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 10:09:00

U.S. consumer confidence rose slightly in January but remained at comparatively depressed levels, with continued expectations of a deep and long recession, a survey showed Friday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence index at all-time lowupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 10:53:00

A key measure of consumer confidence fell to an all-time low in December amid a dismal job market and uncertain outlook for the new year.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence at all-time lowupdated: Tue Oct 28 2008 17:05:00

A key measure of consumer confidence fell to an all-time low in October as the financial crisis weighed on American household budgets.

Time.com: Consumer Confidence: A Key Recession Signalupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 20:00:00

With two-thirds of the economy propped up by consumer spending, Main Street may soon deliver harsher news than Wall Street

CNNMoney: Dollar surges to 1-month high vs. euroupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 18:09:00

The dollar rallied to a one-month high Tuesday against the euro, following stronger-than-expected U.S. consumer confidence data and slumping oil prices.

CNNMoney: The consumer is often wrongupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 12:55:00

Consumer confidence may have increased slightly in July, but it is clear that consumers are still not very happy. That's according to the latest consumer confidence figures from the Conference Board reported Tuesday morning.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence in surprise gainupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 11:24:00

A key measure of consumer confidence rose modestly in July after declining for six months in a row, according to a report issued Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Dollar falls amid weak European dataupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 17:44:00

The dollar fell against the euro and the yen Monday as traders appeared to brush off reports of weak consumer confidence in Europe and a record 2009 budget deficit.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence index at 5-year lowupdated: Tue Apr 29 2008 11:31:00

A key measure of consumer confidence slipped in April to the lowest level in five years, as Americans worry about their jobs and the level of business activity.

CNNMoney: Stocks stumble on Pakistani strifeupdated: Thu Dec 27 2007 11:18:00

Stocks slumped Thursday as investors mulled geopolitical concerns and reports on oil inventories, consumer confidence and factory orders.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence drops near 2-year lowupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 11:56:00

A key barometer of consumer sentiment dropped for a fourth consecutive month, sending the index near its lowest level in two years.

CNNMoney: Confidence takes biggest hit in 2 yearsupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 05:03:00

Turmoil in the stock and housing markets caused the biggest drop in consumer confidence in almost two years in August, according to a closely watched survey released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence near 6-year highupdated: Mon Jul 30 2007 22:44:00

Consumer confidence rebounded in July, reaching the highest level in nearly six years as consumers were less pessimistic about the job market and their short-term business outlook, according to research reported by The Conference Board Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence drops to 10-month lowupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 22:09:00

U.S. consumer confidence fell further than expected in June, to a 10-month low, as Americans grew anxious about jobs and the business climate, a survey showed Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Wall Street revs up at the openupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 21:35:00

Stocks rose in early trade Tuesday after a turbulent session Monday as jittery investors awaited the latest reading on the health of the housing market and consumer confidence.

Time.com: Confidence in the Confidence Index?updated: Fri Jun 01 2007 18:10:00

Internet searches provide hints on how we really feel about the economy

Time.com: Consumer Confidence Reboundsupdated: Wed May 30 2007 08:15:00

Consumer confidence bounced back unexpectedly in May, helped by optimism about the job market even as shoppers' concerns about gasoline price-driven inflation increased

CNNMoney: Bonds tumble as stocks rallyupdated: Fri May 18 2007 08:47:00

Treasury prices dipped Friday as U.S. stocks waded into record territory after investors became optimistic on corporate merger news.

CNNMoney: Market spooked by waning confidenceupdated: Tue Oct 31 2006 10:00:00

Stocks turned mixed Tuesday morning after a weaker-than-expected consumer confidence report took the wind out of an early advance sparked by falling oil prices.

CNNMoney: Boo! Confidence posts surprise dropupdated: Tue Oct 31 2006 09:40:00

Lower energy prices and record highs for blue chip stocks weren't enough to lift consumer confidence in October, a business research group reported Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Bonds gain on weak economic dataupdated: Tue Oct 31 2006 08:22:00

Bond made solid gains Tuesday as a surprise drop in consumer confidence and a decline in manufacturing offset a report showing higher labor costs.

CNNMoney: Wall Street's big struggleupdated: Tue Sep 26 2006 07:49:00

Investors were looking for direction following another warning from the troubled housing sector as they waited for the latest reading on consumer confidence.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence slips in Mayupdated: Tue May 30 2006 09:07:00

Consumer confidence fell to its lowest since after last year's hurricanes in May, hurt by higher gasoline prices and concerns about the labor market, a report showed Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Confidence back to pre-Katrina levelsupdated: Wed Dec 28 2005 09:40:00

Consumer confidence surged in December to the highest level since August, before Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, the Conference Board said Wednesday.

CNNMoney: Confidence bounces backupdated: Tue Nov 29 2005 09:22:00

Consumer confidence surged in November thanks to falling gas prices and an improving job outlook, the Conference Board said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Confidence sinks to 2-year lowupdated: Tue Oct 25 2005 09:53:00

Consumer confidence posted a surprise drop in October, coming in lower than estimates and falling to a two-year low, the business research group The Conference Board said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Bonds flat ahead of reportsupdated: Tue Oct 25 2005 08:37:00

Bond prices were little changed Tuesday as investors awaited economic data on consumer confidence and existing home sales in the U.S. and continued to evaluate the potential impact of newly nominated Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke.

CNNMoney: Eyes on Texasupdated: Tue Oct 25 2005 05:46:00

Disappointing earnings outlook from chipmaker Texas Instruments stirred fears about profit problems ahead and could hit stocks in early trading Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Two worrisome signsupdated: Tue Sep 27 2005 12:27:00

The optimistic view of plunging consumer confidence is that it's due mainly to back-to-back monster hurricanes and the spike in gas prices that resulted.

CNNMoney: Confidence near two-year lowupdated: Tue Sep 27 2005 09:47:00

Consumer confidence took the biggest tumble in nearly 15 years last month as Hurricane Katrina and the spike in gasoline prices put a surprisingly big dent in Americans' expectations for the economy.

CNNMoney: Braced for what's nextupdated: Tue Sep 27 2005 05:46:00

A new drop in oil prices could give stocks a lift in early trading Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Bonds fall on Consumer Confidence reportupdated: Tue Jun 28 2005 08:35:00

Bonds dropped Tuesday as traders received news of the strongest Consumer Confidence index figures in three years, prompting concerns about inflation and interest rates.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence fallsupdated: Tue Mar 29 2005 09:46:00

Consumers have less confidence in the economy, according to the latest survey that came in below Wall Street expectations on Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Confidence dips but shows strengthupdated: Tue Feb 22 2005 09:43:00

Consumer confidence edged lower in February but the reading still topped forecasts by private economists.

CNNMoney: Dollar halts downward spiralupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 08:11:00

The dollar halted a three-day decline Tuesday on a stronger-than-expected consumer confidence report.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence jumpsupdated: Tue Dec 28 2004 08:10:00

U.S. consumer confidence jumped to a five-month high in December, a research firm said Tuesday, with the number coming in much better than Wall Street's expectations.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence plungesupdated: Tue Nov 30 2004 17:47:00

In what could be a troubling sign for retailers hoping for a strong holiday shopping season, consumer confidence took one of its biggest plunges ever this week, according to a new poll.

CNNMoney: Dollar touches new low vs. euroupdated: Tue Nov 30 2004 08:52:00

The U.S. dollar touched a record low against the euro Tuesday following the release of U.S. consumer confidence data.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence fallsupdated: Tue Nov 30 2004 06:38:00

The confidence of U.S. consumers worsened in November, a research firm said Tuesday, with the number falling well below Wall Street's expectations.

CNNMoney: Poll: Economic pessimism easesupdated: Tue Nov 16 2004 17:58:00

Economic pessimism has eased on the heels of the 2004 presidential election, with the number of Americans who say the economy's worsening falling to the lowest in 10 months, a survey said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Confidence holds before electionupdated: Tue Oct 26 2004 16:46:00

Consumer confidence is at a standstill one week before the presidential election, unchanged from last week and hovering near its all-time average, according to a poll released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence sinksupdated: Tue Oct 26 2004 09:46:00

Consumer confidence fell for the third straight month in October to its lowest level since March, a survey said Tuesday, raising red flags for the holiday shopping season as well as President Bush's chances in next week's election.

CNNMoney: Michigan confidence plungesupdated: Fri Oct 15 2004 09:36:00

Consumer confidence tumbled in October, according to reports on the latest reading from the University of Michigan Friday, coming in well below Wall Street expectations.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence edges upupdated: Tue Oct 12 2004 17:42:00

A new poll shows consumer confidence making small gains after a month of declines as a heavily polarized electorate digs in and waits for the presidential vote.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence fallsupdated: Tue Sep 28 2004 09:57:00

Concerns about jobs drove consumer confidence lower in September, according to the latest Conference Board reading Tuesday, with the closely watched measure below Wall Street forecasts.

CNNMoney: Job woes slam confidenceupdated: Tue Aug 31 2004 09:41:00

Worries about the job market sent consumer confidence tumbling in August, a research group said Tuesday, in a report that could spell more trouble for the economy ahead.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence barely movesupdated: Tue Aug 24 2004 17:45:00

Consumer confidence stood at its all-time average a week before the opening of the Republican National Convention in New York City, leaving questions about whether President Bush has done a decent job reviving the U.S. economy in the past four years, a report said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence turns sourupdated: Tue Aug 10 2004 17:31:00

Consumer confidence slipped last week for the first time in two months, but the overall sentiment remained at the all-time average, a survey said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence holds steadyupdated: Tue Aug 03 2004 17:13:00

Consumer confidence remained near its high for the year last week as Americans' outlook on the future of the economy improved slightly, according to a survey released on Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Bulls strut on Streetupdated: Tue Jul 27 2004 09:37:00

U.S. stock markets snapped back Tuesday, rallying after several down weeks, thanks to upbeat earnings from Verizon Communications and others, as well as a jump in the July consumer confidence index.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence stands stillupdated: Tue Jul 20 2004 17:36:00

Consumer confidence stood unchanged last week, according to a poll released Tuesday that showed political leanings influenced how people perceived economic conditions.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence takes a breatherupdated: Tue Jul 13 2004 17:12:00

Consumer confidence took a breather last week after a strong 3-week rally, lingering near a 5-month high, according to a survey released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence rises - againupdated: Tue Jun 29 2004 17:07:00

Consumer confidence rose again last week, recouping some of the losses it sustained over the past month amid easing gas prices and an improved jobs market, a survey said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence jumpsupdated: Tue Jun 22 2004 16:59:00

Consumer confidence surged last week, reversing a month-long decline sparked by rising gasoline prices.

CNNMoney: Job seekers aren't cheering yetupdated: Thu Jun 03 2004 10:39:00

Despite Friday's strong May employment report, the third straight month of big job gains, it will probably be late summer -- at the earliest -- before the general public embraces the idea of a strong labor market.

CNNMoney: Gas up, consumer confidence downupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 17:23:00

Positive views of the buying climate dipped to a 14-month low last week due to rising gasoline prices, following an unusually steep drop in overall consumer confidence the previous week.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence clicks higherupdated: Tue May 18 2004 16:49:00

Consumer confidence is proving resilient in the face of rising gasoline prices, matching its best level in three months for the week ended May 16, despite the pain at the pump.

CNNMoney: Confidence down after 2-week advanceupdated: Tue May 11 2004 18:11:00

Consumer confidence this week lost momentum, down from its best level in three months after two weeks of solid gains.

CNNMoney: Confidence edges closer to 3-month highupdated: Tue May 04 2004 16:58:00

Consumer confidence last week built on the previous week's solid gains, reaching its best level in nearly three months.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence posts healthy gainupdated: Tue Apr 27 2004 17:50:00

Consumer confidence posted a healthy gain last week, rebounding from last week's dip to its highest level since February.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence edges lowerupdated: Tue Apr 20 2004 17:23:00

Consumer confidence edged lower last week, failing to sustain the prior week's modest gains, according to a poll released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Despite jobs, confidence fallsupdated: Tue Apr 06 2004 09:51:00

Consumer confidence slid further in early April, despite March's big jump in job growth, according to the results of a relatively new private survey released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Confidence still below averageupdated: Tue Mar 30 2004 16:50:00

Consumer confidence regained some lost ground last week after suffering sharp setbacks in the past 2 months, a published report said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence steadiesupdated: Tue Mar 23 2004 18:14:00

Consumer confidence stabilized last week, pausing after a steep, two-month decline that erased the gains derived from an end-of-the-year rally.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence still in a rutupdated: Tue Mar 16 2004 16:50:00

U.S. overall consumer confidence dipped again last week, falling for the fourth time in 5 weeks to reach a 10-month low, a published report said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: What are we so worried about?updated: Wed Mar 10 2004 09:26:00

When consumer confidence dipped in February, economists thought the mini-funk was probably temporary.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence slips in Marchupdated: Tue Mar 09 2004 09:33:00

Consumer confidence slid further in early March, according to the results of a relatively new private survey released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence stuck in a rutupdated: Tue Feb 24 2004 16:37:00

Consumer confidence took a pause in the week ended Feb. 22, standing its ground a week after matching its steepest drop in 18 years, a survey released Tuesday showed.

CNNMoney: Tough sledding?updated: Fri Feb 20 2004 17:10:00

The Bull may not be on the way to meet his Waterloo, but it does look like he may have tough slog in the weeks to come.

CNNMoney: Poll: Confidence plungesupdated: Tue Feb 17 2004 17:17:00

Consumer confidence plunged last week, matching its steepest drop on record in more than 18 years of weekly polling by ABC News and Money magazine.

CNNMoney: Michigan sentiment index sinksupdated: Fri Feb 13 2004 09:44:00

A closely watched measure of consumer confidence in the United States tumbled in February, according to a published report Friday, coming in well below Wall Street forecasts.

CNNMoney: Poll: Confidence holds steadyupdated: Tue Feb 03 2004 18:01:00

Consumer confidence was steady last week, closing out the first month of the year above its long-term average.

CNNMoney: Poll: Confidence takes a breakupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 16:42:00

Consumer confidence paused last week following its recent run-up, failing to extend its surge into another week.

CNNMoney: Dow awaits earnings reportsupdated: Tue Jan 27 2004 05:20:00

With the Dow Jones industrials at a 2-1/2 year high, earnings from four of the average's components, the consumer confidence index and the first day of the Fed's policy-making meeting will get investors' attention when trading begins Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Consumer confidence strengthensupdated: Tue Jan 20 2004 17:59:00

President Bush will late Tuesday deliver the State of the Union address amid evidence of strengthening consumer confidence.

CNNMoney: Michigan sentiment index jumpsupdated: Fri Jan 16 2004 09:47:00

A closely watched measure of consumer confidence in the United States surged in January, according to a published report Friday, beating Wall Street expectations.

CNNMoney: Consumer views steadyupdated: Tue Jan 13 2004 17:25:00

U.S. overall consumer confidence took a pause from its recent rally, clinging to its 18-month high and with its three components at or just above their 18-year averages, a survey showed Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Confidence reaches 1-1/2 year highupdated: Tue Jan 06 2004 17:13:00

Consumer confidence extended its late-2003 rally into the new year, inching above its long-term average thanks to an upbeat economic outlook.

Money Magazine: Feel Like Shopping?updated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

My 93-year-old grandfather has recently taken to keeping a bottle of Champagne in his refrigerator at all times. He says he's sure something worth celebrating will happen any day now--and he wouldn...

Fortune: Don't Listen to the Consumerupdated: Mon Sep 02 2002 00:01:00

Stocks slumped yesterday after a crucial gauge of consumer confidence declined, stoking fears that Americans would close their wallets and deprive the sluggish economy of one of its main props. --R...

FSB: The Confidence Man When will the economy come back strong? Pay close attention to the guy with the blue suit and the red tie. Heupdated: Fri Feb 01 2002 00:01:00

In mid-November 2000, economist Richard Curtin stood before an audience of academics and bureaucrats at the University of Michigan's annual Economic Outlook Conference and made a stunningly bad pre...

Money Magazine: Road Map For Recovery Where to look for the signs that good times are aheadupdated: Tue Jan 01 2002 00:01:00

So much for the recovery of 2001. The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, combined with the already slowing economy, have put hopes for a rebound on hold until well into next year. But with so many vari...

Money Magazine: Vital Signs To gauge the health of the economy and the financial markets, check out these four key economic indicatoupdated: Thu Mar 01 2001 00:01:00

Will the slowing economy teeter into recession? Or will the Federal Reserve succeed in breathing new life into the economy--and the stock market--by cutting interest rates?

Money Magazine: Fighting age bias at work; spring ski bargains; regulating financial planners; wealth-boosting videos OUR CONSUMER COMFORT INDEXupdated: Mon Mar 01 1993 00:01:00

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Fortune: DON'T BET THE STORE ON CONSUMERS' NEW OPTIMISMupdated: Mon Feb 08 1993 00:01:00

American consumers are back -- at least they think they are, to judge by their recent behavior at cash registers. In the holiday period leading up to President Clinton's inauguration, confidence an...

Money Magazine: Campus crime figures; employment agency rip-offs; short-term health policies; the year's best books OUR CONSUMER COMFORT INDEX updated: Tue Dec 01 1992 00:01:00

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Money Magazine: Two books worth a look; new car-leasing plans; reverse mortgages; a visit to a wild stock exchange. OUR CONSUMER COMFORT INDEX updated: Tue Sep 01 1992 00:01:00

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Fortune: WHAT WILL LEAD TO RECOVERY Look first to business spending, not to consumers, whose behavior may be undergoing a sea change fromupdated: Mon Mar 11 1991 00:01:00

WHO WILL LEAD the way, business or the consumer? Each spurs the other, of course -- that's how it goes in the circular world of economics. But look to business to start the recovery rolling, not th...

Fortune: OIL PRICES WON'T BRING A RECESSION Yes, the economy is fragile, but pessimistic forecasters have learned the wrong lessons from updated: Mon Sep 10 1990 00:01:00

HIGHER OIL prices have raised simmering worries about the economy to a boil. The small band of forecasters who expect recession -- some say a downturn started last spring -- is growing and getting ...

Money Magazine: NEWS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR MONEY An upbeat swingupdated: Sun Nov 01 1987 00:01:00

Consumer confidence as measured by the 2-year-old MONEY Magazine/ABC News consumer comfort index continued to improve last month to a -4 reading, up from an all-time low of -15 in February. Still, ...

Money Magazine: NEWS ABOUT YOU AND YOUR MONEY Back to gas lines?updated: Thu Oct 01 1987 00:01:00

Wall Street's wobbly bull aside, the MONEY Magazine/ABC poll found Americans pulling in their horns. Some 65% feared that a '70s-style energy crisis, gas lines and all, is either very or somewhat l...

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