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Fueled by Lower Gas Prices, Consumer Sentiment Reaches Highest Level in a Decade


According to the group conducting the confidence survey, January's increase—which lifted the index to its highest level since 2004—was driven by an improvement in personal finances, with more consumers reporting increases in household income than any time in the past decade. They're also more optimistic about the labor outlook as job growth continues on a steady track.

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Q3 GDP Revision Pushes Economy to Fastest Growth in a Decade


According to BEA, the latest quarterly estimate includes improved contributions from consumer spending, which is now estimated to have increased 3.2 percent compared to Q2's 2.5 percent gain. Also improved in the third report was the contribution from nonresidential fixed investment, which increased 8.9 percent. Residential fixed investment—a measure of the housing market's direct contribution to economic activity—increased just 3.2 percent.

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Consumer Confidence Takes Downward Turn in November


According to the Conference Board, consumers in the latest survey were less optimistic about the labor market outlook, reflected in a decline in the share of respondents expecting more jobs in the next six months and an increase of more than 2 percentage points in the share expecting fewer jobs.

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Report: Consumer Confidence Recovers in October


At the moment, Americans' view of business conditions are mixed, with increases in both the number saying the business environment is currently good and those saying conditions are bad. On the jobs front, attitudes are slightly more positive: The share of consumers saying jobs are plentiful ticked up to 16.5 percent, while those saying jobs are hard to get fell marginally to 29.1 percent.

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