consumer confidence

Consumers Upbeat Heading Into Fall [AUDIO]
Consumers may splurge a bit this fall. This, as they're beginning to feel better about the economy despite a slight dip in July. The consumer confidence index dipped to 80.3 in July, down from 82.1 in June, but numbers are still close to a five-and-a-half year high.
Consumer Confidence Dips
Americans' confidence in the economy fell only slightly in July but stayed close to a 5 1/2-year high. The report shows consumers remain upbeat about the outlook for job growth later this year.
NJ Small Businesses Are Pessimistic
Small-business optimism remained elusive last month June, as the National Federation of Independent Business’s (NFIB) monthly economic Index dropped just under a point (0.9) and landed at 93.5. That could pretty much end any hope of a revival in confidence among job creators.

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