| Dec 24, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Floridians kept their rising confidence in the economy with a University of Florida survey released Tuesday showing spirits were higher than a year ago.
Consumer confidence throughout the state remained in December at 77, the same as the revised...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Just last week, the Conference Board, which tracks consumer confidence, offered a gloomy forecast for the coming year.
Apparently, gamers neglected to check out the key economic indicators before rushing stores to buy the $400 PlayStation 4.
| Oct 25, 2013
| 8:23 AM
WASHINGTON -- A leading barometer of consumer confidence tumbled this month to its lowest level this year as the partial federal government shutdown led to fears the economic recovery would slow down.
The consumer sentiment index from the University...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:03 PM
WASHINGTON -- A federal government shutdown or a failure to raise the debt limit -- both of which could happen next month -- would disrupt financial markets and hurt the U.S. economy, Moody's Investor Services warned Tuesday.
A stalemate over increasing...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:53 AM
WASHINGTON -- Americans ended the year much more optimistic about the economy, with consumer confidence rebounding strongly in December after tumbling the previous two months because of the partial government shutdown, the Conference Board said Tuesday....
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:18 AM
American families boosted their debt late last year at the fastest pace since the global financial crisis, an indication of improving consumer confidence as the economy gains steam.
Household debt rose by $241 billion in the fourth quarter, the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence slipped this month amid concerns about whether the recent upturn in momentum can be sustained, according to data released Friday.
The consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer prices barely budged last month, a slowdown that showed inflation was well in check to start the year -- and maybe running too low.
The consumer price index rose 0.1% in January, down from the 0.2% increase the previous month, the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 9:08 AM
UPS expects to move more than 34 million shipments on its peak shipping day this year -- up about 21% from the same period last year.
To handle the increased workload, United Parcel Service announced it will hire 55,000 seasonal workers this holiday...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Standard & Poor's downgraded the Netherlands' credit rating on Friday, slicing the list of Eurozone countries holding the top AAA rating to just three.
The Netherlands' ratings downgrade -- to AA+ from AAA -- can be blamed in large part on a...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON -- The latest report on job creation and the unemployment rate, set to be released Friday, could be delayed if the federal government shuts down this week, the Labor Department said.
"All survey and other program operations will cease and the...