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Latest Consumer Confidence Index Stories

2013-03-14 04:20:08

BROMSGROVE, England, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A survey of the global auto industry undertaken by just-auto [http://bit.ly/YrOwRA ] suggests that 2013 will be another challenging year for many companies in the automotive industry. However, many participants also expressed optimism over prospects for their own companies. The just-auto Confidence Survey is conducted in January every year [http://bit.ly/YrOAAL ] and asks respondents for their views on business...

2013-03-13 08:30:17

Comment on U.S. Bureau of Census Retail Sales Report: Kathy Bostjancic, Director of Macroeconomic Analysis, The Conference Board NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With a gain of 1.1 percent in February, consumer spending remains relatively robust. Job growth has been strong, income growth has picked up a little, as has consumer sentiment. Additionally, households' net worth continues to recover, powered by the strong equity market gains and rise in home prices. And the...

2013-03-12 12:26:57

NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board announced today that it will expand the U.S. Consumer Confidence Index® to include individual indexes for eight U.S. states. Beginning with the March 26 release, The Conference Board will report, alongside national and regional figures, state-specific findings from the monthly Consumer Confidence Survey® for California, Texas, New York, Florida, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Michigan. About The Conference Board...

2013-03-08 08:22:25

NEW YORK, March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Surprisingly Robust Job Growth Ahead of Sequester The labor market continued to improve in February, generating 236,000 new jobs and probably providing a needed boost to consumer sentiment. The big question was whether this much job creation can be sustained. The answer is now complicated by the budget cuts under the sequester. What is clear however, is that the labor market was gaining traction before the sequester. Now the question becomes how much...

2013-02-26 12:24:19

NEW YORK, Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index(®), which had declined in January, rebounded in February. The Index now stands at 69.6 (1985=100), up from 58.4 in January. The Present Situation Index increased to 63.3 from 56.2. The Expectations Index improved to 73.8 from 59.9 last month. The monthly Consumer Confidence Survey(®), based on a probability-design random sample, is conducted for The Conference Board by Nielsen, a leading...

2013-02-24 23:01:44

The equipment leasing industry demonstrated marked gains for the third consecutive month. An equipment leasing provider breaks down the numbers. Boston MA (PRWEB) February 24, 2013 LeaseQ, one of the leading providers of business and commercial equipment leasing in the United States, is reporting an increase in industry confidence during the month of February, up for the third consecutive month at 58.7. This was an increase from January´s index of 54.2, reflecting industry optimism...

2013-02-22 04:21:22

BRUSSELS, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for Germany increased 0.5 percent in December to 103.5 (2004 = 100), following a 0.1 percent decline in November and a 0.5 percent increase in October. At the same time, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) for Germany, a measure of current economic activity, declined 0.1 percent in December to 106.6 (2004 = 100), following no change in November, and a 0.3 percent decline in...

2013-02-21 12:24:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. rose 0.2 percent in January to 94.1 (2004 = 100), following a 0.5 percent increase in December, and no change in November. Says Ataman Ozyildirim, economist at The Conference Board: "The U.S. LEI rose again in January, pointing to a slow but continued expansion in economic activity in the near term. Despite continued weakness in manufacturers' new orders and consumer expectations,...

2013-02-20 20:22:50

BEIJING, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Leading Economic Index®( )(LEI) for China increased 1.0 percent in January to 253.4 (2004 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in December and a 1.1 percent increase in November. Four of the six components contributed positively to the index in January. Says Andrew Polk, resident economist at The Conference Board China Center in Beijing: "January's acceleration in the LEI was driven primarily by consumer expectations and...

2013-02-01 08:24:26

NEW YORK, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Randstad Employee Confidence Index decreased 3.3 points in January to 52.1, indicating U.S. workers may be feeling uncertain about the job market and economy amid ongoing budget negotiations, which have led to higher payroll taxes for many Americans. The Index, which tracks U.S. workers' perspectives around jobs and the economy each month, reveals only 26 percent of employees surveyed believe the economy is getting stronger, down five percentage...