Topic: The Conference Board
Economists say sluggish growth and sagging consumer confidence aren't signs of another recession but indicate that the nation's financial recovery will be slow going.
07/30/2010 08:48 pm
Editorial Board Blog Lack of consumer confidence? Lackluster spending is also due to a new frugality
Consumer confidence has dropped for the second month in a row. That doesn't bode well for consumer spending or a strong recovery. But what if part of the meager spending trend is because some consumers, such as yours truly, have gotten used to spending less and saving more?
07/28/2010 06:06 pm
Consumer confidence fell almost ten percent in June. The consumer confidence index recorded the biggest drop since February.
06/29/2010 05:38 pm
Investors worldwide have grown more cautious about the outlook for the economy and corporate profits.
06/29/2010 05:00 pm
The consumer pause in May came after seven months of gains in retail sales. There's some concern about a 'double dip' recession, but most forecasters see the economy recovering at a slow pace.
06/11/2010 03:25 pm
The April jobs report was described as "upbeat," with the reported 290,000 positive job gain the best in four years.
05/10/2010 01:06 pm
This recession is different. This time, stocks will go down, down, down and stay there for a long time.
05/06/2010 05:03 pm
One month doesn't make a trend, but recent gains in job growth were broad-based across the economy. GDP forecasts have edged up, too. This bodes well for a jobs recovery that’s better than what followed the 2001 recession.
04/02/2010 03:48 pm
Surveys released Thursday suggest American consumer confidence is up, fueled by improved home prices and jobs data. But some headwinds to recovery remain.
12/29/2009 02:17 pm
Although retailers are hawking Black Friday deals, will consumers be in a mood to take them up on their offers?
11/24/2009 12:00 am