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U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises In June

Washington (AFP) — U.S. consumer confidence increased for the second straight month in June to its highest level since January 2008, when the U.S. economy was sinking into recession, The Conference Board reported Tuesday. The consumer confidence index rose to 85.2, up from 82.2 the previous month, with consumers more positive about the outlook for […]

June 24, 2014

U.S. Stocks Mostly Lower Ahead Of Economic Reports

New York (AFP) – U.S. stocks Monday moved mostly lower in early trade as investors looked ahead to a smattering of economic reports in a holiday-shortened week. About 30 minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 5.71 points (0.03 percent) to 16,484.12. The broad-based S&P 500 slipped 1.58 (0.09 percent) to 1,839.82, while […]

December 30, 2013

U.S. Pending Home Sales Inch Up In November

Washington (AFP) – U.S. pending home sales rose slightly in November, ending five consecutive months of declines, the National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Monday. NAR said its pending home sales index — a contract-based indicator of activity in the residential real-estate market — edged up 0.2 percent to 101.7 in November. The November number […]

December 30, 2013

Lack of Consumer Confidence a Concern for U.S. Economy

We already knew the Tea Party and their Republican members in Congress were willing to play a game of chicken with America’s economy, bringing us to the brink of disaster until a debt ceiling hike was finally agreed to Tuesday. Less obvious but increasingly apparent is that the protracted struggle to avoid default — coupled […]

August 2, 2011