October 1, 2013

George Taylor, a University of Pennsylvania Wharton School professor, came up with a theory called The Hemline Index in 1926. The theory identifies women’s hemlines as a leading economic indicator. Rising hemlines indicate that stock prices will begin to rise in the not-to-distant future. Falling hemlines indicate the falling stock prices and economic decline.

August 27, 2013

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had declined in July, increased slightly in August.

July 19, 2013

U.S. consumers are positioned to spend more in the coming months based on several favorable economic indicators seen in June.

April 26, 2013

Consumer confidence dropped in April to a three-month low amid discouraging economic indicators, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Survey of Consumers.

December 27, 2012

A report issued by the Conference Board said that its consumer confidence index fell sharply in December to 65.1 from 75.1 in November, impacted by fears of tax increases and impending government spending cuts.

November 20, 2007

The mood among...