Investors are showing more confidence in U.S. spending after the worst slump in 12 months for shares of consumer-discretionary companies.
Business at executive-recruitment companies is improving, buoyed by increasing confidence among corporate leaders and a stabilization in hiring for senior positions in the financial-services industry.
U.S. stocks rose, extending records for equity benchmarks, as data showed payrolls pushed past their pre-recession peak for the first time in May.
"Saying that the Fed is going to be patient with those rate increases reduces some pressure for now, even though the Fed will raise interest rates eventually."
- Timothy Ghriskey on Dec 17, 2014