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Economic Reports Consumer Confidence

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago, said gains in the U.S. stock market and the strong consumer confidence data turned the corner for Treasury debt yields. "This is an impressive gain... and a notable disconnect with 10- year yields under 2.38 percent, but it surely reflects the ongoing bid for equities," said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • NEW YORK, March 28- U.S. Lou Brien, market strategist at DRW Trading in Chicago, said gains in the U.S. stock market and the strong consumer confidence data turned the corner for Treasury debt yields. "This is an impressive gain... and a notable disconnect with 10- year yields under 2.38 percent, but it surely reflects the ongoing bid for equities," said Ian Lyngen, head of...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- U.S. consumer confidence surged to a more than 16- year high in March amid growing labor market optimism while the goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in February, indicating the economy was regaining momentum after faltering at the start of the year. "We think that real consumption will firm moving forward," said Daniel Silver, an economist...

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- U.S. consumer confidence surged to a more than 16- year high in March amid growing labor market optimism while the goods trade deficit narrowed sharply in February, suggesting the economy was regaining momentum after faltering at the start of the year. "With confidence upbeat and several other signals related to consumer spending in...

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  • March 28- U.S. consumers' confidence in the economy rose in March to its highest level since December 2000, a survey showed on Tuesday, led by optimism for finding work and a brighter assessment of business conditions. The Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index rose to a reading of 125.6 in March from an upwardly revised 116.1 in February.

  • Banks and other financial companies led U.S. stock indexes sharply higher Tuesday, snapping an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. The rally was broad, with materials and industrial companies among the biggest gainers. Investor optimism that Congress and the White House are pivoting to tax cuts and other business-friendly policy...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. consumer confidence climbed to its highest level in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump's preferred economic indicators. The "renewed optimism suggests the possibility of some upside to the prospects for economic growth in the coming months," said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators for the business...

  • A salesman carries a Best Buy shopping basket in San Francisco, California.

    Jonathan Golub, Chief U.S. Market Strategist at RBC Capital Markets and Jack Ablin, BMO Private Bank CIO, weigh in on the March consumer confidence index.

  • A rally in bank stocks led U.S. indexes broadly higher on Wall Street, breaking an eight-day losing streak for the Dow Jones industrial average. Darden Restaurants, which owns Olive Garden, gained 9 percent after reporting strong earnings and an acquisition. Three stocks rose for every one that fell on the New York Stock Exchange.

  • *Manufacturing output increases 0.5 percent in February. WASHINGTON, March 17- U.S. factory output increased for a sixth straight month in February while consumer sentiment rebounded in early March, underscoring the economy's resilience even as growth appears to have slowed significantly in the first quarter. "First-quarter growth is likely to disappoint,...

  • Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has issued a new report claiming there will be a “gradual softening” of demand in the U.K.this year.

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    British retailers have seen non-food sales fall to their lowest levels in over five years as inflation rises higher.

  • Consumer confidence at 114.8 in February

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest reading on the Richmond Fed manufacturing index and the Conference Board consumer confidence index.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- New U.S. single-family home sales rose less than expected in January, likely held back by heavy rains and flooding in California, but continued to point to a strengthening housing market despite higher prices and mortgage rates. Consumers are confident and are buying homes, but builders are not getting their share of that demand, "said Joel...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- New U.S. single-family home sales rose less than expected in January, likely hurt by flooding in California, but continued to point to a strengthening housing market despite higher prices and mortgage rates. The Commerce Department said new home sales increased 3.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 555,000 units last month.

  • Consumer sentiment index at 96.3 (February)

    CNBC's Rick Santelli reports the latest read on new home sales and University of Michigan consumer confidence.

  • Consumer sentiment falls in early February. WASHINGTON, Feb 10- U.S. consumer sentiment eased off a 13- year high in early February likely as some of the jubilation over Donald Trump's election victory ebbed, but it remained strong enough to suggest that consumers will continue to drive the economy. The University of Michigan on Friday said its consumer...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 31- U.S. consumer confidence retreated from a 15- year high in January likely as some of the election euphoria fizzled, but households remained upbeat about the labor market, suggesting that the economy would continue to grow this year. Consumer sentiment surged in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president last November.

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