The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index will be rescaled beginning with today’s report to make the gauge of U.S. sentiment easier to interpret.
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index will be rescaled beginning with tomorrow’s report to make the gauge of U.S. sentiment easier to interpret.
Tomorrow at 2 p.m. the Federal Reserve will issue its latest policy statement -- but we already know the answer:
Americans were most pessimistic on the outlook for the economy in March than at any time in four months, a sign the effects of harsh winter weather are still rippling through the U.S.
Consumer confidence in the U.S. declined to the lowest level in seven weeks as Americans turned more pessimistic about the economy.
Consumer confidence has been higher among Democrats than Republicans for a record 18 straight weeks, indicating that politics are driving perceptions of well-being.
American consumers in 2013 were more upbeat than at any time in the previous six years as views on the economy, finances and the buying climate improved.
Consumer confidence fell for a fourth consecutive week to its lowest level since early April as Americans’ views on the economy and buying climate deteriorated.
Consumer confidence was little changed last week even as the government’s partial shutdown and the prospect of a default made Americans less optimistic about the economy.
"It's, we hope, a somewhat more accessible way of understanding the data."
- Gary Langer on Apr 30, 2014