consumer sentiment

Consumer Sentiment Slips in January

Consumer sentiment fell slightly in January, with recent economic improvement not translating to expectations for future gains, a survey shows.

Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index Rebounds

U.S. consumer confidence picked up much more strongly than expected in February as Americans shrugged off earlier worries over fiscal policy and tax increases. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes accelerated to 69.6 from 58.4 in January, topping expectations.

Consumer Confidence Hits Highest Level Since February 2008

U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to its highest level in almost five years, pushed up by steady improvement in hiring. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index rose to 73.7 in November from 73.1 in October. Both are the best readings since February 2008.

Oil Prices Rise as Americans' Confidence Improves

Benchmaark crude is up 48 cents to $85.57 around noon EST; the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index reveals that Americans feel better about the state of the world's largest economy than any point in the last five years.

More Expensive Gas Pushes U.S. Consumer Prices Up

Higher gas costs drove up U.S. consumer prices in September for the second straight month. Outside energy, there was little sign of inflation. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the consumer price index rose a seasonally adjusted 0.6 percent last month.