November 25, 2014

Blue skies and cool breezes. That’s the economic forecast as the calendar turns for a new year. Retailers looking to bolster revenues and profits over the next 12 months should benefit from a gradual improvement in the ability and willingness of shoppers to spend.

“Stronger job growth, record low debt service burdens, record high stock values and rebounding house prices are supporting consumer spending,” said Sophia Koropeckyj, managing director of industry economics at Moody’s Analytics, a research firm based in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

November 4, 2014

Consumer confidence in the North America region improved four points to 107 on the Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index for the third quarter of 2014.

January 2, 2014

U.S. consumer confidence, which decreased in November 2013, rebounded the following month, according to The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which now stands at 78.1 (1985=100), up from 72 in November.

October 25, 2013

Consumer confidence in October fell to a 10-month low, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index.

October 25, 2013

Among the affluent households, the average expenditure for December holiday gifts in 2013 is estimated to be $2,175 down 2.8% from 2012, according to a new survey of the wealthiest 10% of U.S. households by the American Affluence Research Center.

September 24, 2013

Consumer Confidence decreased in September amid resurfacing concerns about the short-term outlook for both jobs and earnings, according to The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index.

August 16, 2013

Consumer confidence unexpectedly dropped in August from a six-year high as Americans faced rising interest rates, according to the University of Michigan/Thomson Reuters preliminary index of consumer sentiment.

January 29, 2013

A report released Tuesday by The Conference Board showed that confidence among U.S. consumers fell in January to its lowest point since November 2011.

January 18, 2013

Consumer confidence fell in January to a one-year low, according to the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index released Friday.

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 27, 2012

A report released by the Conference Board showed that consumer confidence rose in November to the highest level in more than four years.

March 27, 2012

The Conference Board said that its Consumer Confidence Index pulled back slightly in March, to 70.2, down from 71.6 in February.

February 2, 2012

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index revealed that consumer confidence in the U.S. climbed for the second week in a row, suggesting rising optimism about economic issues.

December 9, 2011

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment showed Friday that confidence among U.S. consumers rose more than forecast in December as Americans’ outlooks improved.

October 26, 2011

The U.S. retail industry will perform in line with sluggish U.S. GDP growth through 2012 as persistent unemployment, stock market volatility and economic gloom weigh on consumer confidence and spending, according to a new report by Moody's Investors Service.

May 31, 2011

Consumers grew more confident in May amid job gains and slightly declining gas prices.

May 31, 2011

Consumer confidence declined in May, according to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.

December 17, 2010

Confidence is up according to The Conference Board, whose leading economic index (LEI) for the United States increased 1.1% in November to 112.4, following a 0.4% increase in October, and a 0.6% increase in September.

November 30, 2010

Optimism about the U.S. economy grew in November, pushing the latest reading on consumer sentiment to the highest level since June.

October 18, 2010

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment, released Friday, showed that confidence among U.S. consumers unexpectedly declined in October, with Americans more pessimistic about current economic conditions.

October 14, 2010

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment, released Friday, showed that confidence...

September 16, 2010

A preliminary report released Thursday by Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan showed an unexpected decline in...

September 13, 2010

The Consumer Reports Index for September, released on Tuesday, suggested that while consumer difficulties may...

August 16, 2010

Deloitte said Tuesday that its Consumer Spending Index experienced a third straight month of decline...