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Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 298,000

...Rising optimism about jobs and hiring helped boost consumer confidence to nearly a seven-year high in August, the Conference Board, a research group, said earlier this week.The percentage of respondents who said jobs were "plentiful" rose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-28/applications-us-unemployme
US consumer confidence near a 7-year high

...consumer confidence this month reached its highest point in nearly seven years, boosted by strong job gains.The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose for a fourth straight month to 92.4 from 90.3 in July. The August...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-26/us-consumer-confidence-nea
US retail sales basically flat in July; recent job growth fails to boost consumer spending

...willingness to spend. Consumer confidence jumped to its highest in nearly seven years in July, according to the Conference Board. That suggests Americans may be more willing to open their wallets. And auto sales grew 9 percent in July to 1...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-13/us-retail-sales-basically-
Spending reflects a renewed faith in economy

...having an optimistic outlook on the economy.The Conference Board reported last month an index of consumer confidence...new cars and homes."Further findings from the Conference Board's June report posted mixed results regarding the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-07-11/spending-re
Frigid winter has given way to a warming economy

...since August.Consumer confidence has nearly returned to pre-recession levels, according to two surveys by the Conference Board and the University of Michigan. Americans are increasingly optimistic about economic growth and hiring.Also Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-01/frigid-winter-has-given-wa
Business news

...hiring and business conditions, even though many people foresee a strengthening economy in the months ahead. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index dropped to 82.3 from a March reading of 83.9.U.S. HOME PRICE GAINS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-29/business-news
After a bitter winter, warmer temperatures are revitalizing economy

...shot up for the third straight month in March, the Conference Board, a business research association, said on Monday...spring and the summer," said Ken Goldstein, a Conference Board economist.Many economists expect the economy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-21/after-bitter-winter-warmer
Consumer confidence rebounds to reading of 82.3 in a signal of stronger growth ahead

...prospects should brighten with warmer weather.The Conference Board said Tuesday that its confidence index rose to 82...2008, just as the Great Recession was beginning.Conference Board economist Lynn Franco said consumers are moderately...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-25/consumer-confidence-reboun
March will be test of demand in US

...fundamental reasons for sagging demand. For instance, consumer confidence fell slightly last month, according to the Conference Board. That hurts car sales, since buyers need to be confident before they invest in a car.More broadly, another few...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-03/march-will-be-test-demand-
Obama addresses nation with best economy since recession even as many Americans still struggle

...last week. CONSUMER SPENDING: The spending of consumers is starting to return to its pre-recession levels. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose to 80.7 this month, well above last year's average of 73.3. Retail sales...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-28/obama-addresses-nation-bes