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Exclusive: Consumer confidence nears a record high in the U.S., but dips in China and Europe

Exclusive: Consumer confidence nears a record high in the U.S., but dips in China and Europe

The Conference Board's Global Consumer Confidence Index for the U.S. inched up two points in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Good Economy, Consumer Confidence Drive 55 Million Americans' Thanksgiving Travel Plans

Good Economy, Consumer Confidence Drive 55 Million Americans' Thanksgiving Travel Plans

This Thanksgiving will see some 55 million Americans traveling more than 50 miles over the holiday weekend, according to AAA.
November’s Consumer Confidence Dip Is a Troubling Start to the Holiday Shopping Season

November’s Consumer Confidence Dip Is a Troubling Start to the Holiday Shopping Season

The fear for U.S. retailers and economists is that falling confidence could spill over into tighter pocketbooks this holiday season.
Consumer Confidence Remains High Despite Slight Decline in November

Consumer Confidence Remains High Despite Slight Decline in November

Despite dipping again in November, confidence levels remain high and should support solid spending during this holiday season.

Consumers Are Bullish. CEOs Remain Bearish. Could That Tension Sink the Economy?

Consumer confidence is pushing up retail sales. Meanwhile, CEOs (and CFOs too) concerns, are cutting back. Something's got to give—or the economy will begin to suffer.
These ‘Secret’ Recession Signs May Provide Clues to When the Next Downturn Is Coming

These ‘Secret’ Recession Signs May Provide Clues to When the Next Downturn Is Coming

We asked market watchers for the metrics they are obsessively tracking to spot the next slowdown.
Consumer Confidence Remains Strong Despite October Dip

Consumer Confidence Remains Strong Despite October Dip

October's survey shows healthy level of confidence and should stave off fears that a recession could occur in the near future.
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Brussels Edition: Populism Redux

Brussels Edition: Populism Redux

Welcome to the Brussels Edition, Bloomberg’s daily briefing on what matters most in the heart of the European Union. Sign up here to get it in your inbox every weekday morning.
American Spenders Are Fueling Growth. How Long Can It Last?

American Spenders Are Fueling Growth. How Long Can It Last?

Even after the punishment dealt by the financial crisis, the confidence of U.S. consumers has been a driver for the booming economy.
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Consumer Confidence Fell by More Than Expected in September

Consumer Confidence Fell by More Than Expected in September

Consumer confidence appears to have been rattled in early September by trade tensions, the Conference Board said.
In Warning Sign for Trump, Independents Lose Confidence in the Economy

In Warning Sign for Trump, Independents Lose Confidence in the Economy

Republicans and independents are losing faith in the economy at the steepest rates of Donald Trump’s presidency, signaling more trouble for his efforts to make economic growth a centerpiece of his
The Economy Is in Code Yellow for a Recession Based on These 9 Metrics

The Economy Is in Code Yellow for a Recession Based on These 9 Metrics

From the unemployment rate to oil prices to the yield curve, various indicators forecast a downturn in economic health.

Walmart’s Low-Price Strategy Under Pressure

How's the discount giant going to keep a competitive edge?
American Consumers Might be About to ‘Talk Ourselves Into a Recession.’ Here’s How

American Consumers Might be About to ‘Talk Ourselves Into a Recession.’ Here’s How

“Consumers that think the economy is weak will spend less," observes one analyst.
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Turkey Eases Payment Installment Rules to Spur Domestic Spending

Turkey Eases Payment Installment Rules to Spur Domestic Spending

Turkey eased rules on payment installments for various goods, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported, citing regulation published by the official gazette, which may spur domestic spending to support
Will the next recession be a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Will the next recession be a self-fulfilling prophecy?

Anxious consumers can make their worst fears come true.
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