RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Consumer Confidence

A collection of news and information related to Consumer Confidence published by this site and its partners.

Top Consumer Confidence Articles

Displaying items 45-55
  • Social Security Q&A: Benefits increase for 2015

    Q: I'm creating my budget for 2015. How much will my benefit increase at the beginning of the year? A:The monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for nearly 64 million Americans will increase by 1.7 percent in 2015. This...
  • Report shows 2014 was best year for US hiring since 1999, raises confidence about new year

    U.S. employers are showing more confidence than they have since the Great Recession began and will probably propel the economy in 2015 to its fastest growth in a decade. December's job gains capped a stellar year for hiring that saw nearly 3 million jobs...
  • US stocks slide after jobs report shows falling wages; Energy sector pulled lower by oil

    A turbulent week of trading ended Friday with U.S. stocks finishing lower for the third time in five days. The decline followed two days of big gains and nudged major indexes lower for the year. A slide in oil prices deepened, stoking concerns about...
  • Prospects for housing market looking brighter

    Prospects for housing market looking brighter
    First-time homebuyers and would-be buyers with scuffed credit histories may find more doors opening to them in the real estate market in the coming year, according to a leading mortgage-industry analyst. Keith Gumbinger is vice president of HSH...
  • Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit

    Obama jumps ahead of Congress, highlighting economy in Michigan visit
    Taking credit for a spate of good economic news and boasting of more to come, President Obama kicked off a three-state tour Wednesday hoping to prove that Republicans' rise to power in the Capitol this week will not push him to the sidelines. Speaking...
  • District 69 increases tax levy by eight percent

    District 69 increases tax levy by eight percent
    The Skokie-Morton Grove School District 69 Board of Education voted to increase its tax levy by 8.36 percent on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Eric Miller, the district's assistant superintendent for finance, explained that the increase is largely due to the fact...
  • Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs

    Consumer prices post biggest drop in 6 years on lower gasoline costs
    Plunging gasoline costs led to the largest drop in consumer prices in six years last month and added another complication for Federal Reserve policymakers as they try to determine when to start raising interest rates. The Consumer Price Index declined...
  • Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer

    Federal Reserve signals an interest rate hike is getting closer
    The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that its first interest rate hike in eight years is approaching as policymakers stopped indicating that short-term rates would remain near zero for “a considerable time.” Instead, the Fed said in a...
  • Marylanders expected to travel in record numbers for end-of-year holidays

    Marylanders expected to travel in record numbers for end-of-year holidays
    Thanks to cheap gas prices and a holiday calendar in which Christmas and New Year's Day both fall late in the work week, more Marylanders are expected to travel this holiday season than in any year on record, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic. About 2.1...
  • California adds 90,100 jobs in November

    California adds 90,100 jobs in November
    Capping off three years of strong job growth, California employers added another 90,100 positions in November — one of the largest monthly hiring spurts in two decades. The Golden State exited the Great Recession among the most wounded, as a...
  • South Florida rated most cash-poor metro in nation

    South Florida rated most cash-poor metro in nation
    The high cost of living in South Florida leaves people more vulnerable to a financial crisis than anywhere in the country, a new study concludes. Of the nation's 35 largest metros, the tri-county area has the highest percentage of households that don'...