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  • Consumer confidence heads north, durable orders take flight

    WASHINGTON A closely followed measure of U.S. consumer confidence in August reached its highest level since October 2007, the Conference Board announced Tuesday. The board's Consumer Confidence Index jumped 2.1 points in August to 92.4, its highest level...
  • Aircraft demand spurs record gain in U.S. durable goods orders

    Aircraft demand spurs record gain in U.S. durable goods orders
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods posted their biggest gain on record in July on strong overseas demand for aircraft, and the underlying trend also remained firm, pointing to brisk economic growth. Durable goods...
  • U.S. consumer confidence hits nearly seven-year high in August

    (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence rose in August to its highest level since October 2007 on improved feelings about the current state of the economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group,...
  • Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves

    Credit-card debt jumps in Orlando as economy improves
    Fueled by a stronger economy, credit-card debt is accelerating for the first time in years in Metro Orlando — one of the country's fastest-growing markets for paying with plastic, a new study has found. Consumer credit-card debt in the metro...
  • Brazil enters recession in election blow to Rousseff

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil fell into a recession in the first half of the year as investment dropped sharply and the country's hosting of the World Cup suffocated economic activity, a major blow to President Dilma Rousseff's already fading hopes for re-...
  • July new home sales disappoint

    WASHINGTON New homes sales dipped in July, the government said Monday in a disappointing monthly report that highlights ongoing problems in the housing sector. Sales of new homes slipped 2.4 percent in July from June numbers, to an annual rate of 412,...
  • China economy fears deepen as August HSBC flash PMI at three-month low

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Growth in China's vast factory sector slowed to a three-month low in August as output and new orders moderated, a preliminary private survey showed on Thursday, heightening concerns about increasing softness in the economy. The...
  • Thai king endorses junta leader as prime minister

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai military leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was endorsed as prime minister by Thailand's king on Monday, four days after he was elected by his own hand-picked parliament, although critics called his appointment a political farce....
  • Amid outward calm, climate of fear cements Thai military rule

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - "Is she dead yet?" Thai opposition activist Kritsuda Khunasen said she was blindfolded and struggling to regain consciousness when she heard this chilling query from one of her interrogators. She was detained for nearly a month by...
  • Analysis: What's next for Target?

    So is Target Corp. doing better or not? Executives sounded upbeat about a strong start to the back-to-school shopping season Wednesday as they discussed the retailer's latest quarterly results. And yet, they also lowered their profit outlook for the rest...
  • U.S. consumer spending pauses, but rising confidence offers hope

    U.S. consumer spending pauses, but rising confidence offers hope
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell in July for the first time in six months, but confidence among households hit a seven-year high in August, suggesting the retrenchment would be temporary. Another report on Friday showed a sharp...