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Consumer Confidence

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  • 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...
  • Irish consumer sentiment hits new 7-year high

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish consumer sentiment hit a new seven year high in September as the economy continued its sharp recovery and the government promised its first budget with no major new austerity measures in six years. The KBC Bank Ireland/ESRI...
  • Hinsdale teachers give notice for strike

    Hinsdale teachers give notice for strike
    Teachers in Hinsdale Township High School District 86 and the district remain at odds on a new contract. Increasingly, it looks like teachers could call for the first job walkout in the district's history. Teachers on Friday filed paperwork that...
  • 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...
  • Euro zone slowdown may postpone investment: ECB's Draghi

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Friday a slowdown in the euro zone's economic momentum could weigh further on the reluctance of companies and households to invest. Growth in the euro zone economy ground to a...
  • Sunny September sales unlikely to brighten retailers' holiday prospects

    Sunny September sales unlikely to brighten retailers' holiday prospects
    (Reuters) - A resurgence in spending helped by an improving U.S. economy bolstered back to school season sales for retailers in September, but stagnant wages may force more discounting in the coming months, keeping pressure on margins. September's...
  • Irish inflation falls in September

    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's consumer price index (CPI) fell 0.2 percent month-on-month in September, reversing a 0.2 percent price rise in August, official figures showed on Thursday. Annual CPI inflation slowed to 0.3 percent in September from 0.4...
  • What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?

    What's the right minimum wage for Los Angeles?
    The question in Los Angeles is not whether to raise the minimum wage -- that’s almost certainly going to happen -- but how much to raise it? The City Council recently voted to hike base pay for hotel workers to $15.37 an hour -- 70% above...
  • Shining a light on a murky election-year Social Security debate

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - In North Carolina, a television ad attacks incumbent Democratic Senator Kay Hagan for supporting a "controversial plan" that "raises the retirement age" for Social Security. The ad comes from Crossroads GPS, the super PAC run by...
  • 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-...