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Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August

...August but at a much slower pace than in July.The Conference Board said Friday that its index of leading indicators...second quarter performance in the second half," said Conference Board economist Ken Goldstein.The economy, as measured...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-19/gauge-us-economy-edges-02-
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
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 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
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
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 to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-21/after-bitter-winter-warmer
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
Consumer confidence in October hits highest level since February 2008

...were encouraged by an improving job market.The Conference Board said Thursday that its consumer confidence index...the outlook for the economy, said Lynn Franco, a Conference Board official. They "appear to be in better spirits...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-11-01/consumer-confidence-octobe