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Articles About consumer sentiment
January 28, 2015
Are Americans Better Off Now Than a Year Ago?
While the economy is still trying to fully recover from the Great Recession, more Americans are feeling better about their personal situations.
August 29, 2014
Consumer Sentiment Rebounds, But America Needs a Raise
Americans need to see rising wages in order to sustain consumer spending expectations.
August 01, 2014
Consumers: It’s Hard to Believe in This Economy
Consumer sentiment continues to experience its fair share of volatility.
July 18, 2014
Consumer Sentiment Hits 4-Month Low, Expectations Decline Again
Consumer expectations have declined for three consecutive months.
July 18, 2014
3 Reasons We Hate Banks
A recent Money Rates survey found out some of the reasons why we are dissatisfied with our banks.
July 07, 2014
Are Consumers Holding Back or Just Calming Down?
Consumers spent much less on average in June than they did in May, reflecting negative economic sentiment.
June 27, 2014
Do Consumers Believe the Economy is Thawing Out?
After a weak start, consumer sentiment improved throughout this month as Americans appear willing to blame the weak first quarter on a harsh winter.
June 27, 2014
Catch-22 Economics: Confidence Falls as Growth Contracts
Where consumers go, the economy follows, and in the first quarter consumers really didn’t go anywhere.
June 13, 2014
Consumers Continue to Tread Water in Choppy Economy
Consumer sentiment is off to a weak start this month as Americans are not receiving much relief from financial pressures.
May 30, 2014
Consumers Under Attack from Stagnant Wages and Inflation
Consumer sentiment declined this month as many Americans are feeling the financial pressures of stagnant wages and higher inflation.
May 16, 2014
Consumer Sentiment: We Need Income Growth
While certain aspects of the economy are showing signs of improvement, consumer sentiment declined this month as income growth remains depressed.
May 13, 2014
U.S. Economy Enters Second Quarter With This Bad News
Since retail sales began the quarter weak, it is also likely that gross domestic product began the April-through-June period with little momentum, as well.
April 28, 2014
Consumers Are Feeling Great Today, But What About Tomorrow?
While the labor market and overall economy remain on shaky ground, consumer sentiment improved to its best level in nine months.
April 11, 2014
Consumer Sentiment Hits Highest Level Since July 2013
Despite the economy and labor market remaining sluggish at best, consumer sentiment improved to its best level in nine months.
March 28, 2014
Are Consumers Still Hesitant About the Future?
Amid a sluggish economy and an overall weak labor market, consumer sentiment is still failing to gain momentum.
March 14, 2014
Confidence: Becoming Harder to Find in This Economy?
Consumer sentiment survey results were lower than expected as consumers feel worse about their futures.
March 07, 2014
Can’t Understand Other People’s Feelings? There’s an App for That
App developer Emotient has created an app for Google Glass that analyzes facial expressions to determine how a Glass wearer is feeling.
March 03, 2014
Consumer Spending Breakdown: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
It is true that in both December and January, retail sales numbers showed depressed consumer spending, but self-reporting spending jumped last month.
February 28, 2014
Did Consumer Attitudes Survive the Polar Vortex and Heating Bills?
The economy remains sluggish, but consumer sentiment is showing signs of life.
February 14, 2014
Americans Feel Better About Tomorrow Than Today
Consumer sentiment remains sluggish as the economy continues to struggle and Americans face higher-than-normal heating bills.
February 05, 2014
Target’s CFO in Washington: Retailer Is “Deeply Sorry” for Breach
Target and Neiman Marcus executives appeared in Washington Tuesday at the hearing regarding the security breaches.
January 31, 2014
Consumer Sentiment Struggles to Gain Momentum
With the wealth effect primarily reaching those with high incomes and asset holdings, consumer sentiment is struggling to sustain momentum.
January 28, 2014
Consumer Confidence Reaches Best Level Since August
However, not every reading on consumer sentiment is showing a positive gain.
January 17, 2014
Fed President Lacker Contextualizes Economic Hope for 2014
Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, made definitively positive economic statements in a speech on Friday.
January 17, 2014
The Wealth Effect Hits Consumer Sentiment
With the wealth effect primarily reaching those with high incomes and asset holdings, consumer sentiment is struggling to sustain a significant move higher.
January 13, 2014
Target CEO Says He Is Sorry About Security Breach
In an interview, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel assured that Target is in the process of making "significant changes" to its operations.
January 10, 2014
Target Offers Update on Data Breach, Earnings Expectations
Target on Friday issued an update on its ongoing security investigation and provided new forecasts for its 2013 fourth-quarter results.
January 08, 2014
December Labor Gains: Broad-Based and 2013′s Best
U.S. employers added 238,000 new positions to payrolls last month, making December both the strongest month of employment gains.
January 06, 2014
U.S. Economy: Ending 2013 With Good Momentum
For the month of December, Americans reported spending the most since December 2008.
December 31, 2013
Can Increasing Consumer Spending Be Sustained in 2014
Workers' incomes are not rising fast enough to keep up with the increases in spending.