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Consumer Confidence

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  • Global luxury goods sales growth to stabilize in 2015: Bain

    PARIS (Reuters) - Growth in the global luxury goods market will be steady next year at 2014 levels, or around 5 percent at constant exchange rates, with the whole of America and Japan the biggest drivers, consultancy Bain & Co said in a report published...
  • China inflation slips to near five-year low, more stimulus measures expected

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's consumer inflation slowed more than expected in September to a near five-year low, adding to concerns that global growth is cooling fast unless governments take bolder measures to shore up their economies. While much of the...
  • U.S. city fiscal health improves: National League of Cities

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most finance officers say their cities are better able to meet budget demands this year than in 2013, though few expect the improvements to strengthen, according to a report released by a national municipal group on Tuesday. Eighty...
  • Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts

    Ebola prompts U.S. to weigh more preparedness funding after cuts
    — The first known case of Ebola contracted in the United States is giving urgency to moves by lawmakers to boost funding for a response after years of cuts to federal prevention and research budgets. With health officials raising the prospect of...
  • UK inflation slides in Sept, market sees delayed rate hike

    LONDON (Reuters) - British inflation slowed sharply in September to its lowest level in five years, further reducing pressure on the Bank of England to start raising interest rates even as the economy grows strongly. Consumer prices rose by a weaker-...
  • Whatever happened to instruction manuals?

    Numerous studies suggest Americans are getting dumber. Perhaps such a study exists; I'm just too stupid to know where to look. So let's assume our brainpower meter is plummeting faster than congressional approval ratings. Now can somebody please alert...
  • Europe needs structural reform to boost growth: Australia's Hockey

    LONDON (Reuters) - Europe needs to undertake structural reforms to boost growth and should not rely on further monetary easing by the European Central Bank, Australian treasurer Joe Hockey said on Monday. Speaking at an industry event in London, he...
  • Alaska Air wants to use thumbprint scanners instead of airplane tickets? Thumbs down

    What could possibly go wrong? As the backlash continues over dissemination of hacked private photos through the Snapchat app Snapsaved, which followed on the heels of an iCloud hack, Alaska Air is looking at converting its ticketing operations from...
  • U.S. TIPS market signals rising concerns about disinflation

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - For Federal Reserve officials already worried about a persistent lack of U.S. wage and price growth, one corner of the bond market may be suggesting even more reason for alarm. The Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS) market...
  • China sees no need for big stimulus for property, economy

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China is watching its property market closely but sees no need for any big stimulus for the sector or the rest of the economy, its vice minister of finance said on Friday. Zhu Guangyao told a small group of reporters on the...
  • Japan consumer mood dips as sales tax hike saps morale

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese consumer confidence worsened for a second straight month in September, suggesting the government's policy efforts to boost shopper sentiment and promote growth are losing traction. The survey's sentiment index for general...