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U.S. Consumer Spending Increases 0.2% in January
“Consumers shielded the economy from global headwinds for most of 2019 but they won’t prove immune to the coronavirus outbreak."
U.S. Consumer Sentiment Hits 14-Year High
The gain reflected a surge in confidence among lower-income households that have benefited from the GOP's tax cuts.
Hurricane Harvey Buffets Builder Confidence
The National Association of Home Builders index falls 3 points but "builder confidence is still on very firm ground."
GOP Voters Fuel Rise in Consumer Sentiment
The gain "represents the result of an unprecedented partisan divergence, with Democrats expecting recession and Republicans expecting robust growth."
Consumer Sentiment Falls Below 13-Year High
The post-election boost to sentiment may have fizzled but February's reading was still among the five highest in the past decade.
Consumer Sentiment Gets Post-Election Boost
The University of Michigan's index reaches its highest level in nearly two years, reflecting consumers' initial reactions to Donald Trump's victory.
Consumer Sentiment Rebounds in October
A closely watched index shows its first advance in four months as consumers also express optimism about their personal finances.
Heating Bills Fuel Drop in Consumer Confidence
In preliminary results for March, the University of Michigan's index of consumer sentiment fell to 91.2, from 95.4 last month.
Consumer Sentiment Wavers
A five-point drop in the University of Michigan survey means lower consumer spending could last for awhile.
Consumer Spending Hits Speed Bump
Personal consumption expenditures decreased $40 billion, or 0.3%, in December, the Bureau of Economic Analysis said, mostly due to slowing car sales.