Consumer Confidence

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December 1, 2014

Economic Watch: Gains in Durables, New Home Sales, Consumer Confidence

Key economic indicators for October that were posted last week show mostly good news for trucking, including durable goods, home sales and consumer confidence.

November 25, 2014

Economic Watch: GDP Up; Construction Starts, Consumer Confidence Down

UPDATED -- The health of the American economy was much stronger in the third quarter of the year than initially thought, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

October 28, 2014

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Activity Slows, Consumers Upbeat

An advance report shows shipments of durable goods increased just slightly last month while new orders fell for the second straight month.

September 30, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Falls from Seven-Year High

The latest reading on the U.S. economy shows consumers have a dimmer view this month, according to one private research group.

August 26, 2014

Economic Watch: Durables Surge, Consumer Confidence Best Since 2007

UPDATED -- Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods continue moving higher, with both hitting record levels -- but the numbers may not be as bright as they seem.

July 29, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Best in Nearly Seven Years

U.S. consumer confidence increased in July -- the third month in a row, according to a new survey from the private research group The Conference Board.

May 27, 2014

Economic Watch: Durable Good Orders Up, Shipments Fall; Consumers Upbeat

UPDATED: Shipments for these items designed to last three years or more fell 0.2% from March, following a 1.3% gain. The decline was led by a 1% drop in transportation shipments.

March 14, 2014

Economic Watch: Producer Prices Fall, Consumer Sentiment Weakens

Prices at the wholesale level fell in February, according to a U.S. Labor Department report released Friday, leaving little worry that inflation is a problem.

February 25, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Slips

A measure of how consumers feel about the economy fell this month after increasing in January, according to the data from the private research group The Conference Board.

January 31, 2014

Economic Watch: Consumer Spending Up, Sentiment Down

Consumer spending in the U.S. posted modest gains in December and all of last year, according to new Commerce Department figures.

January 28, 2014

Economic Watch: Durable Goods Shipments and Orders Gain in 2013, Consumer Confidence Increasing

Shipments and new orders for manufactured durable goods in the U.S. ended 2013 on a down note, but each were up for the year, according to a new U.S. Commerce Department report released Tuesday.

January 2, 2014

Economic Watch: Manufacturing Continues Expansion, Construction and Consumer Confidence Jump

Economic activity in the nation’s manufacturing sector expanded in December for the seventh consecutive month, and the overall economy grew for the 55th consecutive month, according to a new report from the nation’s purchasing managers.

October 29, 2013

Economic Watch: Retail Sales, Consumer Confidence and Producer Prices Decline

Retail sales moved 0.1% lower in September from August but were 3.2% higher from the same time in 2012, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.

October 14, 2013

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Drops Again

With the partial shutdown of the U.S. government and the prospect the U.S. will default on its financial obligations, consumers don’t feel that good about the future, at least economically speaking, but they could also be doing a whole lot worse.

September 27, 2013

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Down, Personal Spending Lackluster

Following a string of at least slightly encouraging economic reports, two new economic reports are disappointing. U.S. consumer confidence fell this month to a five-month low, while personal spending in August increased for the fourth consecutive month.

September 24, 2013

Economic Watch: Consumer Confidence Inches Back

Americans aren’t feeling quite as good about the state of the economy this month as they were in August, but they are still optimistic.

September 13, 2013

Economic Watch: Retail Sales Sluggish in August, Consumer Confidence Falls

UPDATED--Retail sales increased less than expected during August compared to the month before, but are up significantly compared to a year ago, driven primarily by auto sales.

July 26, 2013

Economic Watch: Latest Economic Numbers Hit Multi-Year Highs

While American’s are split on how President Obama is handling the economy, the latest numbers out show things are decidedly on the upswing, with increasing consumer confidence, rising home prices and steady job gains.

July 1, 2013

Economic Watch: Construction Spending and Manufacturing Growing, Consumer Sentiment High

Overall construction spending in the United States during May rebounded sharply from the month before, thanks in part to an uptick in spending on public construction projects, while an other report shows manufacturing returned to expansion mode in June.

June 25, 2013

Economic Watch: Durable Goods, New Home Sales & Consumer Confidence Up

The first look by the federal government at orders and shipments of manufactured durable goods in May shows conditions continue improving. More good news came from the housing sector and in consumer confidence.

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