Consumer confidence

In this June 20, 2018, photo, a pedestrian walks carrying a Bloomingdales' Little Brown Bag walks past a giant advertisement for Armani Exchange on Fifth Avenue in New York. On Tuesday, June 26, the Conference Board releases its June index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
June 26, 2018 - 10:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers lost a bit of their optimism in June but are still feeling good by historical standards. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index slipped this month to 126.4, down from 128.8 in May but up from 117.3 in...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, a shopper leaves the Uniqlo store on Broadway in the Soho neighborhood of New York. On Tuesday, May 29, the Conference Board releases its May index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
May 29, 2018 - 12:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers were feeling more a bit more optimistic in May following a slight decline in confidence in April. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 128.0 from a revised 125.6 in April. That follows March's...
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In this Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 photo Lowe's Assistant Store Manager Patrick Mulloney, of Marlborough, Mass., left, assists customer Karen Frank, of Framingham, Mass., right, at a Lowe's retail home improvement and appliance store, in Framingham. On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the Conference Board releases its February index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 27, 2018 - 10:12 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers are the most confident they've been since 2000. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index rose to 130.8 in February, highest since November 2000 and up from 124.3 in January. The business research group's index measures consumers' assessment of...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, home equity and auto loan rates are displayed at a bank in North Andover, Mass. On Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, the Federal Reserve releases its November report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
January 08, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer borrowing jumped 8.8 percent in November, the most in more than two years, a sign of growing confidence in the economy. The Federal Reserve said Monday that Americans added nearly $28 billion in credit card, student, auto and other debt in November. That brought...
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A currency trader walks by the screen showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) at the foreign exchange dealing room in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. Asian markets were higher on Thursday in a quiet post-Christmas holiday trading as strong economic data from the region and in the U.S. boosted confidence. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 28, 2017 - 4:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — European stocks were flat after Asian markets finished mostly higher on Thursday in quiet post-Christmas holiday trading. Strong economic data from the region and in the U.S. boosted investor confidence in some markets. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.1 percent...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, specialist Gregg Maloney works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The stock market had a banner year overall, but there were plenty of big winners, and big losers, among individual U.S. companies in 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 27, 2017 - 10:17 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian markets were higher on Thursday in a quiet post-Christmas holiday trading as strong economic data from the region and in the U.S. boosted confidence. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 rose 0.2 percent to 22,945.67 and South Korea's Kospi gained 0.6 percent to 2,450...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, Kathy Tringali, right, a recruiter for retailer Big 5 Sporting Goods, talks to job seekers during a job fair in San Jose, Calif. On Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, the U.S. government issues the August jobs report. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 01, 2017 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. job market hit a lull in August, with employers adding a solid but less-than-robust 156,000 jobs and holding back on meaningful pay raises for most workers. Friday's jobs report from the government pointed to an economy that is still steadily generating jobs, though more...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, Kathy Tringali, right, a recruiter for retailer Big 5 Sporting Goods, talks to job seekers during a job fair in San Jose, Calif. On Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, the U.S. government issues the August jobs report. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
September 01, 2017 - 10:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. job growth slowed in August as employers added 156,000 jobs, still enough to suggest that most businesses remain confident in an economy now in its ninth year of recovery from the Great Recession. The unemployment rate ticked up from 4.3 percent to a still-low 4.4 percent,...
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In this Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, photo, shoppers walk past a Foot Locker store in Boston. On Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, the Conference Board releases its July index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
August 29, 2017 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers give today's economy the highest grade in more than 16 years. The Conference Board said Tuesday that consumers' assessment of current economic conditions hit the highest level this month since July 2001. The business research group's overall consumer confidence...
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In this Wednesday, June 7, 2017, photo, shoppers walk by a Victoria's Secret store, in Hialeah, Fla. On Tuesday, June 27, 2017, the Conference Board releases its June index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
June 27, 2017 - 10:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers became more confident in June —with more Americans pleased by current conditions but slightly less hopeful about what the next six months hold. The Conference Board, a business research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 118.9 this month...
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