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Consumer Confidence

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  • Irish consumer sentiment stalls in November

    Irish consumer sentiment appeared to stall in November, recouping none of October's 7 percentage point fall from a near eight-year high, a survey showed on Wednesday. The results show that the fall in the wake of the 2015 budget announcement last month...
  • True love breathes easy: Cost of '12 Days of Christmas' rises little

    True love breathes easy: Cost of '12 Days of Christmas' rises little
    BOSTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. holiday season spins into high gear, shoppers with quirky shopping lists got a bit of good news on Monday: The cost of the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" carol inched up 1.4 percent this year, a U.S. financial...
  • City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019

    City Council raises Chicago minimum wage to $13 by 2019
    The City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan to boost Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by mid-2019, while efforts in Springfield to hike the state’s rate and apply some brakes to further city increases fizzled at...
  • Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages

     Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages
    Illinois this week could be headed toward two minimum wages — one for Chicago and another for the rest of the state — amid a high-stakes political battle at City Hall and the Capitol. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday at a...
  • Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys

    Trouble In Toyland? Pols, Activists Highlight Dangerous Toys
    HARTFORD – The pile of toys stacked beneath a table at Connecticut Children's Medical Center Monday would make most children smile: a colorful tambourine, an electronic toy designed to look like a smart phone, foam blocks, a Dora the Explorer...
  • South Florida enjoys gas-price windfall

    South Florida enjoys gas-price windfall
    Gas prices are getting lower nearly every day, and especially in South Florida, that's cause for celebration just in time for the holidays. Energy-producing areas of the U.S. and the world aren't so happy, because the declines mean possible loss of...
  • South Korea November inflation at nine-month low, builds case for more rate cuts

    South Korea's inflation in November cooled to a 9-month low on weak energy prices and depressed consumer confidence, data showed on Tuesday, adding to fears of deflation and reinforcing expectations for additional monetary easing in coming months. The...
  • French November car registrations fell 2.3 percent: CCFA

    French car registrations fell 2.3 percent in November amid signs of weakening consumer confidence, the country's main auto industry association said on Monday. Car sales declined to 135,070 vehicles last month, with PSA Peugeot Citroen tumbling 8.9...
  • Dems should've run on Obama's record: My Word

    Why did Democrats lose big on election night? It's simple: They spent too much time running from President Obama's record, when they should have been running on it. According to October's factcheck.org, millions of previously uninsured Americans...
  • Start of shopping 'marathon' looks promising, retailers say

    Start of shopping 'marathon' looks promising, retailers say
    Decked out in matching uniforms — black, long-sleeved jerseys with "Santa Baby" on the front — Christy Horn and several relatives took a midmorning break from Black Friday shopping for a photo shoot in front of a mall Christmas tree display,...
  • Holiday shoppers spring into action

    Holiday shoppers spring into action
    Sisters Kim and Karla Duenas of Tinley Park said they started their holiday shopping at 1 a.m. on Black Friday. About eight hours later, Kim, 21, and Karla, 14, were resting up in easy chairs at a sitting area inside the Orland Square Mall, weary but...