US Consumer Confidence Tumbles in July as COVID-19 Spreads

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in July to a reading of 92.6 as coronavirus infections spread in many parts of the country. The consumer confidence index is closely watched for signals it can send about future consumer spending, which accounts...
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US Consumer Confidence Ticked Down in December

BALTIMORE — U.S. consumer confidence slipped ever so slightly in December, as expectations fell about economic growth over the next six months. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence ...
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US Consumer Spending Posts Big Gains

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending surged 0.9% in March, the biggest gain in nearly a decade, as inflation pressures remain non-existent. Incomes grew 0.1% in March while inflation rose just 0.2% and has ri...
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US Consumers Rattled by Shutdown, Roiling Markets

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest reading in a year and a half, tested by the partial government shutdown and roiling financial markets. Still, consumer spirits remain robus...