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Customers at a Uniqlo Co. store in New York City.

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Customers at a Uniqlo Co. store in New York City.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 2.9

Consumer comfort has taken a hit lately — at all economic strata: – The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for Americans earning at least $100,000 per year was 2.9 in the week ended Feb. 2, the lowest among that group since...

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Shoppers at an outdoor mall in San Antonio, Texas.

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Shoppers at an outdoor mall in San Antonio, Texas.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: -32.5

That’s the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index average this year, the highest since 2007. The weekly gauge can range from 100 to minus 100 and is based on Americans’ views about the national economy, their personal finances and the buying climate....

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People are reflected in the side of a Cigarette boat as they look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show.

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People are reflected in the side of a Cigarette boat as they look at boats on display at The Miami International Boat Show.

Consumers: No Hint of Job-Market Slump

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index was at minus 34.1 in the week ended March 31, up less than a half point from the prior week as measures of the state of the economy and buying climate improved. What’s been the...

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A woman shops at a Quiksilver store in Times Square in New York, on March 12, 2013.

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A woman shops at a Quiksilver store in Times Square in New York, on March 12, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 5.9

That’s how much the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index advanced in the past six weeks. The index, which asks consumers to rate the national economy, their personal finances and the buying climate, rose to minus 31.6 in the week ended March...

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A shopper organizes his cash at a Best Buy Co. store in Peoria.

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A shopper organizes his cash at a Best Buy Co. store in Peoria.

Economic Confidence: Gallup Survey Against Grain of Consumer Indices

There are indicators, and there are indicators. One of the leading indicators of consumer confidence, the Conference Board, reported today that confidence reached its lowest level in more than a year in January as renewed payroll taxes took a bigger...

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A customer in a show room in Niles, Illinois.

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A customer in a show room in Niles, Illinois.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 12.9

That’s how much the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rose during 2012. The index, which measures Americans’ perceptions of the national economy, their personal finances and the buying climate, was minus 31.8 in the week ended Dec. 30, compared with minus...

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A customer, right, shop for a powerboat on Dec. 17, 2012 in North Miami, Florida.

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A customer, right, shop for a powerboat on Dec. 17, 2012 in North Miami, Florida.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 15.5

That’s how much the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort index rose in the past 17 weeks. The index, which asks Americans to rate the national economy, the buying climate and their personal finances, improved to minus 31.9 in the week ended Dec....

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Valley Appliance employees deliver a Maytag Corp. electric stove to a customer in Princeton, Illinois.

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Valley Appliance employees deliver a Maytag Corp. electric stove to a customer in Princeton, Illinois.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: -34.4

That’s the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for the week ended Nov. 4, the highest rating of the economy in more than four years. The index, produced for Bloomberg by Langer Research Associates, asks people to rate the national economy, the buying climate...

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People attend the launch of the unaffiliated political organization known as No Labels in New York City.

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People attend the launch of the unaffiliated political organization known as No Labels in New York City.

Independents: It’s Not My Party — and I’ll Vote How I Want To

Just one in four voters call themselves Republicans. That’s the finding of the latest Pew Research Center poll, one of the best around. Party affiliation, Pew’s Andy Kohut tells us, is like a political state of mind — it ebbs...

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