Consumer confidence

Envelopes from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Reemployment Assistance Program are shown, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in Surfside, Fla. The number of a Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose last week to 778,000, evidence that the U.S. economy and job market remain under strain as coronavirus cases surge and colder weather heighten the risks. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 25, 2020 - 1:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gripped by the accelerating viral outbreak, the U.S. economy is under pressure from persistent layoffs, diminished income and nervous consumers, whose spending is needed to drive a recovery from the pandemic. A flurry of data released Wednesday suggested that the spread of the...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, passers-by examine a storefront window in Boston's fashionable Newbury Street shopping district. U.S. consumer confidence dipped slightly in October as a new wave of coronavirus cases began across the country. The Conference Board reported Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, that its consumer confidence index fell to a reading of 100.9, from 101.8 in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
November 24, 2020 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell to a reading of 96.1 in November as rising coronavirus cases pushed American optimism down to the lowest level since August. The November reading released Tuesday by the the Conference Board said represents a drop from a revised 101.4 in October. The...
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FILE - A sign for Wall Street is carved in the side of a building, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, in New York. Stocks are opening broadly higher on Wall Street Friday, Nov. 13, keeping the market on track for its second weekly gain in a row. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
November 13, 2020 - 3:21 pm
Stocks were solidly higher in Friday late-afternoon trading, recovering some of the declines markets posted the day before as investors became increasingly worried about rising coronavirus infections and their impact on the U.S. and global economy. The S&P 500 rose 1.2% as of 3:20 p.m. Eastern...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, passers-by examine a storefront window in Boston's fashionable Newbury Street shopping district. U.S. consumer confidence dipped slightly in October as a new wave of coronavirus cases began across the country. The Conference Board reported Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, that its consumer confidence index fell to a reading of 100.9, from 101.8 in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
October 27, 2020 - 10:36 am
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence dipped slightly in October as a new wave of coronavirus cases appeared across the country. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to a reading of 100.9, from 101.8 in September, but still remains well below...
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The head of the Robert Koch Institute, Germany's federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention, Lothar Wieler, addresses a news conference on the coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease in Berlin, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. Germany's disease control center is reporting a new daily record increase in coronavirus infections, which rocketed past the 10,000 mark for the first time as the pandemic continues to spread. Slogan in background reads: ' Generating evidence sharing knowledge protecting and improving health'. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, Pool)
October 22, 2020 - 6:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's disease control center urged people Thursday to be vigilant about following coronavirus precautions as the country posted a record number of new cases, saying a rapid increase in infections could be reversed but only if everyone works together. Robert Koch...
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Workers are reflected in a window of a bookstore, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, in the Harvard Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Mass. U.S. consumer confidence rebounded more quickly in September than most economists had expected, but it remains well below levels that preceded the pandemic. The Conference Board reported Tuesday, Sept. 29 that its consumer confidence index rose to a reading of 101.8, up from 86.3 in August. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
September 29, 2020 - 11:01 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence rebounded more quickly in September than most economists had expected though they remain far from levels that were the norm before the pandemic struck. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose sharply to a reading of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2020 file photo, shoppers walk through the Valley Mall in Halfway, Md. U.S. consumer confidence fell for second straight month in August as a resurgence of virus cases in many parts of the country heightened pessimism about the economy. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP, File)
August 28, 2020 - 10:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers increased their spending by 1.9% last month, a dose of support for an economy struggling to emerge from the grip of a pandemic that has held back a recovery and kept roughly 27 million people jobless. The July gain marked the third straight monthly increase in...
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FILE - This July 21, 2020 file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are drifting close to their record heights in early trading on Wall Street Tuesday, Aug. 25, after the United States and China indicated some progress in trade talks. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 25, 2020 - 3:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting close to their record heights Tuesday, as momentum slows on Wall Street. The S&P 500 was up 0.2% in afternoon trading after flipping between small gains and losses for much of the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 109 points, or 0.4%, at 28,...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2020 file photo, shoppers walk through the Valley Mall in Halfway, Md. U.S. consumer confidence fell for second straight month in August as a resurgence of virus cases in many parts of the country heightened pessimism about the economy. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP, File)
August 25, 2020 - 10:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence fell for the second consecutive month, sinking to the lowest levels in more than six years as a resurgence of COVID-19 infections in many parts of the country heightened pessimism. The Conference Board, a New York research organization, reported Tuesday...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2020, file photo, a person looks inside the closed doors of the Pasadena Community Job Center in Pasadena, Calif., during the coronavirus outbreak. President Donald Trump’s plan to offer a stripped-down boost in unemployment benefits to millions of Americans amid the coronavirus outbreak has thus far found little traction among the states, which would be required to pick up a quarter of the cost to deliver the maximum benefit. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
August 20, 2020 - 11:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus recession struck swiftly and violently. Now, with the economy still in the grip of the pandemic five months later, the recovery looks fitful and uneven — and painfully slow. The latest evidence came Thursday with the government's report that the number of workers...
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