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Government shutdown hits U.S. consumer confidence

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence fell in October as concern grew that the partial government shutdown and political fight over the nation’s borrowing limit would slow growth. The University of Michigan said Friday that its index of consumer sentiment fell ...

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US consumer confidence at five-year high in June

WASHINGTON — Americans’ confidence in the economy rose to its highest level in more than five years, bolstered by a more optimistic outlook for hiring. The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence ...

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Consumer confidence rebounds in February

NEW YORK — Americans’ confidence in the economy rebounded in February, reversing three straight months of declines as shoppers began adjusting to a payroll tax hike last month. The New York-based Conference Board says Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index ...

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US consumer confidence plunges on higher taxes

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence plunged in January to its lowest level in more than a year, reflecting higher Social Security taxes that left Americans with less take-home pay. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index dropped ...

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US consumer confidence highest since Feb. 2008

WASHINGTON — Americans’ confidence in the economy surged last month to the highest level in nearly five years, as many were encouraged by an improving job market. The Conference Board said Thursday that its consumer confidence index increased in October ...

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Consumer Confidence Index rises in April

NEW YORK — Americans' concerns about jobs and inflation eased somewhat in April, pushing the Consumer Confidence Index higher. The increase comes after an unexpected drop in March. But the measure had risen for five consecutive months before that and hit a three-year high in February.

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