Consumer Confidence Brightens in December

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index gained 2.0 points, or 4.3% in December, posting a reading of 48.4 vs. 46.4 in November.  The index is 2.4 points above its 12-month average of 46.0, 4.0 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 0.8 points below its all-time average of 49.2. Add a comment

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Despite Gains In Jobs, Americans Aren't Convinced

Businesses hired 214,000 net new workers in October, and the unemployment rate fell to its lowest since the financial crisis. All in all, not a bad employment report. So why are Americans so disgruntled? Add a comment

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Consumer Confidence Improves in November

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index gained 1.2 points, or 2.7% in November, posting a reading of 46.4 vs. 45.2 in October.  The index is 0.8 points above its 12-month average of 45.6, 2.0 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 2.8 points below its all-time average of 49.2.

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US economy continues upward trend, contrary to many voters' perceptions

The US economy grew at steady pace of 3.5 percent in the third quarter, a sign of progress against a backdrop of concerns about slow wage growth and difficulties for the wider global economy. Add a comment

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Consumer Confidence Steady in October

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index maintained its September reading of 45.2 in October.  The index is 0.1 points above its 12-month average of 45.1, 0.8 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 4.0 points below its all-time average of 49.2. Add a comment

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47% Of Americans Say U.S. Still In A Recession - IBD/TIPP Poll

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index for September rose slightly, but remains below the neutral level as nearly half of Americans say the U.S. is still in recession. Add a comment

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Consumer Confidence Slips In August

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index fell 1.1 points, or 2.4% in August, posting a reading of 44.5 vs. 45.6 in July. The index is 0.1 points below its 12-month average of 44.6, 0.1 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 4.8 points below its all-time average of 49.3. Add a comment

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IBD/TIPP: U.S. Consumer Confidence Slips for July

U.S. consumers are even more pessimistic about the economy and less optimistic about their personal finances this month than they were previously, according to the most recent poll by Investor's Business Daily and TIPP.

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Consumer Confidence Slips In July

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index fell 2.1 points, or 4.4% in July, posting a reading of 45.6 vs. 47.7 in June.  The index is 0.9 points above its 12-month average of 44.7, 1.2 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 3.7 points below its all-time average of 49.3.

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US jobs back above pre-recession peak, but what kind are they now?

With some 217,000 jobs added by employers in May, the US economy finally has grown enough jobs to replace all those lost during the recession – and to reach a new all-time high. Add a comment

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Consumer Confidence Improves In June

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index gained 1.9 points, or 4.1% in June, posting a reading of 47.7 vs. 45.8 in May.  The index is 2.9 points above its 12-month average of 44.8, 3.3 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 1.6 points below its all-time average of 49.3.

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Fed's Yellen on minimum wage hike: CBO got it right, it would cost jobs

If President Obama succeeds in his bid to raise America’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, the move would probably mean fewer jobs, not just higher pay for low-skill workers.

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Minimum Wage Hike Support Falls On CBO Jobs Warning

Less than half the public support a sharp boost in the minimum wage when told that it could cost the economy half a million jobs, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Poll out Thursday.

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Stagflation, Anyone?

Food and energy prices are rising, wages are flat and the top concern among Americans is unemployment. What was that word coined in the '70s to describe a stagnant economy suffering inflationary pressures?

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Consumer Confidence Edges Down In February

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index dropped by 0.3 points, or 0.7% in February, posting a reading of 44.9 vs. 45.2 in January. The index is 0.4 points above its 12-month average of 44.5, 0.5 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 4.5 points below its all-time average of 49.4.

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Auto Demand Index Rises in January

Increased purchase intent and the gradual improvement in consumer confidence over the last few months are likely to add more fuel to the already sizzling fire of new vehicle sales performance, according to the latest reading of the TechnoMetrica Auto Demand Index.

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How Bad Is Obama's Jobs Record? Let's Count The Ways

December's disappointing job numbers came in below expectations, again dampening hopes for sustained economic growth. But the latest data just scratch the surface of Obama's dismal failure on jobs.

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IBD/TIPP Economic Index Climbs in January

U.S. consumers were less pessimistic about the economy and more optimistic about their personal finances in the latest poll from Investor's Business Daily and TIPP. Add a comment

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IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index Rises, Still Low

Americans were a little less gloomy heading into the holiday season, but they were still far from merry according to the latest IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index. Add a comment

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IBD/TIPP Economic Index Climbs in December

U.S. consumers were less pessimistic about the economy and their personal finances in the latest poll from Investor's Business Daily and TIPP, though overall consumer confidence remained in negative territory for the full year. Add a comment

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