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US consumer confidence shows sharp rebound in August

...August, up from a revised July reading of 91.0. It was the best showing since January.Conference Board economist Lynn Franco says that consumers' assessment of current conditions was considerably more upbeat in August, primarily due to a more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-25/us-consumer-confidence-sho
Americans aren't spending their gasoline savings

...strengthened, more consumers replaced their old clunkers. Auto sales reached their highest level in eight years last year.Lynn Franco, an economist at the Conference Board, expects greater hiring and rising consumer confidence to soon lift spending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-18/americans-arent-spending-t
Consumer confidence rebounds to reading of 82.3 in a signal of stronger growth ahead

...since the index stood at 87.3 in January 2008, just as the Great Recession was beginning.Conference Board economist Lynn Franco said consumers are moderately more upbeat about future job prospects and the overall economy, though less optimistic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-25/consumer-confidence-reboun
Federal Reserve to assess blurry picture of economy

...the private Conference Board. The partial shutdown made Americans more pessimistic about future growth and hiring. Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at the board, said the "temporary nature" of the budget agreement means that confidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-29/federal-reserve-assess-blu
Consumer confidence jumps in June

...from a revised reading of 93.1 in May. The latest reading was much better than the 95 that analysts had expected. Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board's Consumer Research Center, said the strong improvement in current business conditions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/06/30/bus_420633.shtml
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Consumer confidence rises in April

...percentage points was the largest rise from the previous month since a 10.8 percentage point increase in November 2003. Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board's Consumer Research Center, said the improvement was sparked by a more favorable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/04/28/bus_413686.shtml
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...Growing optimism about the overall health of the economy continues to bolster consumers' short-term outlook," said Lynn Franco, a research director for the New York-based group. "But consumers' assessment of current conditions, which strongly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/28/bus_402529.shtml
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Consumer confidence little changed in May

...New York-based group said. The latest reading was slightly below the 94 figure that analysts had expected. Still, Lynn Franco, director of the Conference Board's consumer research center, was upbeat and said that strong employment gains in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/26/bus_416768.shtml
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Consumer confidence rises in October

...up from a revised 77.0 in September. The reading was well ahead of the 80.0 that analysts had been expecting. Lynn Franco, director of the board's consumer research center, said a brightening job market was a "major factor" in the rebound...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/29/bus_398773.shtml
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Concern for jobs fuels fall of index

...declines in the index were caused primarily by a deterioration in consumers' assessment of employment conditions," said Lynn Franco, the director of the organization's Consumer Research Center. "Soft labor market conditions have clearly taken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/29/bus_429819.shtml
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