IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index Hits 26-Month High

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index shot up in January to its first positive reading since October 2012 as cheaper gasoline and stronger job growth give consumers the ability and desire to step up spending. Add a comment Add a comment

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U.S. Consumer Confidence Hits Record High Thanks to Low Gasoline Prices

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index gained 3.1 points, or 6.4% in January, posting a reading of 51.5 vs. 48.4 in December.  The index is 5.0 points above its 12-month average of 46.5, 7.1 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 2.3 points above its all-time average of 49.2.

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Obama talks up US 'resurgence.' Will his more positive economic message sell?

In recent days, President Obama has shifted his tone on the US economy, emphasizing more strongly the progress that’s been made since he took office. Add a comment Add a comment

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Economic Mood Brightens, Thumbs Down For Gas Tax Hike

The recession technically ended 5-1/2 years ago, but the public is only now — in the wake of falling gasoline prices and the GOP election victory last November — starting to believe it, the latest IBD/TIPP Poll shows. Add a comment Add a comment

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Americans' new mood about economy: It’s actually pretty good

For the first time since the Great Recession, polls are finding a majority of Americans with positive feelings about the economy.

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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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