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New home in Los Angeles, California on March 19, 2014.

Photograph by Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

New home in Los Angeles, California on March 19, 2014.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 83

The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index advanced to 83 this month. The index improved from 81.7 in April to its second-highest level since 2008, when a credit crisis took hold. “It looks like we’re getting a little bit of momentum....

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A waiter takes a patron's order at a restaurant in Denver, Colorado.

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A waiter takes a patron's order at a restaurant in Denver, Colorado.

Optimism Among Lower-Income Up

Americans, feeling better about the economy and employment opportunities, are the most confident in five years, data from the Conference Board showed today. An increase in sentiment among those with incomes above $50,000 was not unexpected. After all, stocks have...

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Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on April 26, 2013 in New York City.

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Job seekers wait in line to meet with employers at the 25th Annual CUNY big Apple Job and Internship Fair at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on April 26, 2013 in New York City.

Consumer Confidence Up — Not in Jobs

Consumer confidence in the U.S. improved in April, reaching a five-month high, a report from the Conference Board showed today. Chalk up a good portion of the elation to gains in wealth from improving property values and stock portfolios. In...

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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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