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Consumer Confidence Slips

Consumer Confidence Slips

Consumer confidence has taken a hit over the past two months, as Americans absorbed news of dysfunction in Washington and abroad. The Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index decreased in January, following a decline in December. The Index now stands at 120.2 (1985=100), down from 126.6 in December. According to the Board, The Present Situation Index […]

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Consumer Confidence Takes a Breather

Consumer Confidence Takes a Breather

A key measure of consumer confidence dropped in November — just in time for the holiday shopping season. Specifically, The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index declined in November, following an improvement in October. However, we can remain optimistic. “Despite a small decline in November, Consumer Confidence remains at historically strong levels,” said Lynn Franco, Senior Director […]

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Consumers Plan to Spend More This Year on Holiday Gifts, Survey Finds

Consumers Plan to Spend More This Year on Holiday Gifts, Survey Finds

With consumer confidence at an 18-year high, U.S. households are approaching the holidays in good spirits, with intentions to spend about $627 on gifts this season, according to a survey by The Conference Board. This is well above last year’s estimated $560. In keeping with the holiday tradition of bargain hunting, consumers say they will […]

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LegalShield: A Strong Economy, with Challenges in Housing Market

LegalShield: A Strong Economy, with Challenges in Housing Market

American consumers can look forward to strong financial health due to a combination of rising incomes, manageable debt levels, and an increasingly tight labor market, according to a new report from LegalShield. LegalShield’s Law Index is a suite of leading indicators of the economic and financial status. One component of this is the LegalShield Consumer […]

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Florida’s Consumer Worry about the Future

Florida’s Consumer Worry about the Future

Residents of The Sunshine State are becoming a little bit gloomy about the future of the economy, a new report suggests. According to the latest University of Florida Consumer Survey, consumer sentiment among Floridians dropped 1.9 points in June to 98.3 from a revised figure of 100.2 in May. The five components that make up […]

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Consumer Confidence Dips, But Remains in Record Territory

Consumer Confidence Dips, But Remains in Record Territory

One of the truest measures of economic health in the U.S. is consumer confidence. A key reading of confidence dropped a bit in December. That measure — The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index –decline in December, following a modest improvement in November. The Index now stands at 122.1 (1985=100), down from 128.6 in November. However, the November […]

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Financial Stress Worsened Significantly In August, LegalShield Law Index Shows

Financial Stress Worsened Significantly In August, LegalShield Law Index Shows

Consumer confidence remains high, but financial stress is on the rise, according to some new data. The LegalShield Law Index suggests as it has for the last few months that there will be a downward correction in consumer confidence. Consumers do have reasons to be confident, but maybe not as confident as they seem to be. “While confidence […]

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Lawyers in Love – With the Economy

Here’s an interesting new gauge of the economy: measuring strength, or weakness, in different areas of the economy based on legal activity. That’s just what LegalShield, the IDShield people, have done with the LegalShield Law Index. For instance, when legal activity heats up in the foreclosure arena, it is probably a sign that the housing market […]

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Consumer Confidence at the Highest Level Since December 2000

Consumers felt better about the economy – and their place in it – last month than they felt the month before. Much better. In fact, a key measure of consumer confidence reached its highest level since December 2000. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had increased in February, improved sharply in March. According to the […]

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