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2009-08-13 10:31:51

A growing number of Canadian consumers are feeling more positive about the country's economy than six months ago, a poll published in Toronto indicates. The open-ended TNS Canadian Facts' Consumer Confidence Index for August rose 6 percent to 99.2 in July, the research agency said in a release Thursday. The index is a composite of three more specific surveys, which are the Present Situation Index, the Buy Index and the Expectations Index.

2009-04-23 09:02:53

A survey of Canadian consumers published in Toronto Thursday indicates confidence in the economy has increased more than 7 percent since last month. The TNS Canadian Facts' Consumer Confidence Index, based on telephone interviews with 1,015 adults last week, rose from 83.7 to 90.5, the company release said. Dr.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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