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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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Consumer Confidence Improves In January

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index improved by 2.1 points, or 4.9% in January, posting a reading of 45.2 vs. 43.1 in December. The index is 0.5 points above its 12-month average of 44.7, 0.8 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 4.2 points below its all-time average of 49.4.

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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.

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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.

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Consumer Confidence Improves In December

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index improved by 1.7 points, or 4.1%, in December, posting 43.1 vs. 41.4 in November. The index is 1.7 points below its 12-month average of 44.8, 1.3 points below its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 6.3 points below its all-time average of 49.4.

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IBD/TIPP Economic Index Rises In November

U.S. consumers were less pessimistic about the economy and their personal finances in the latest poll from Investor's Business Daily and TIPP but were still more downbeat than when the economy first entered the recession.

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Economic Optimism Rises Somewhat After Shutdown: Poll

Economic optimism rebounded in the latest month from a two-year low, but only partially recouped losses, suggesting a lingering impact on sentiment after the partial government shutdown ended.

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Confidence Improves Slightly In November

The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index improved by 3.0  points, or 7.8%, in November, posting 41.4 vs. 38.4 in October. The index is 3.6 points below its 12-month average of 45.0, 3.0 points below its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered the recession, and 8.1 points below its all-time average of 49.5.

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