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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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Shantrese Davis, from New Orleans, Louisiana, on the National Mall during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

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Shantrese Davis, from New Orleans, Louisiana, on the National Mall during the U.S. presidential inauguration in Washington on Jan. 21, 2013.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 76

That’s the percentage-point gap between the Democratic and Republican approval ratings of President Barack Obama last year, according to Gallup. Obama’s average approval rating in 2012 was 86 percent among Democrats and 10 percent among Republicans. The 76-point gap ties...

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A "now hiring" sign at a Chase bank branch in San Rafael, California.

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A "now hiring" sign at a Chase bank branch in San Rafael, California.

Unemployment 8% Mid-January: Gallup

When it comes to work, there are indicators and then there are indicators. The Labor Department won’t report on the state of the U.S. job market this month until the first Friday in February. Gallup, which conducts its own survey...

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Contractors at a construction site in Lorton, Virginia.

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Contractors at a construction site in Lorton, Virginia.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 25

That’s the percentage of Americans who say it’s a good time to find a quality job, according to Gallup. That’s the highest share measured by Gallup on that question since March 2008, before a credit crisis took hold that drove...

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The Capitol Visitor's Center in Washington.

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The Capitol Visitor's Center in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 43, 45

Those are the percentages of Americans who approve and disapprove, respectively, of last week’s agreement on the so-called fiscal cliff, according to Gallup. While Americans generally are divided on the agreement to avert automatic tax hikes and spending cuts, self-identified...

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Speaker of the House John Boehner leaves a House Republican Caucus meeting on Jan. 1, 2013 in Washington.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner leaves a House Republican Caucus meeting on Jan. 1, 2013 in Washington.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 25%

That’s the percentage of Americans who approve of the House speaker’s handling of the fiscal negotiations, according to Gallup. As the 113th Congress is sworn in today, with Republican House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio standing for re-election as leader...

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Marine One, carrying U.S. President Barack Obama and the First Family leave for Hawaii for their Christmas break.

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Marine One, carrying U.S. President Barack Obama and the First Family leave for Hawaii for their Christmas break.

Obama’s Pre-Holiday Approval: 57% — Post-Holiday Pre-Cliff: 56%

Updated at 3:30 pm EST Something has happened to President Barack Obama’s approval rating since Election Day, in the midst of an apparently intractable dispute with the House’s Republicans over taxes and spending and in the aftermath of one of...

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President Barack Obama attends a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012.

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President Barack Obama attends a memorial service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 16, 2012.

Obama’s Approval at 56 Percent: Three-Year High, Post-Newtown

For all that’s happened lately, President Barack Obama has something going for him that he hasn’t seen in three years: 56 percent public approval for the job he’s performing. The Gallup tracking of the president’s job approval comes in at...

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A shopper on Fifth Avenue in New York.

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A shopper on Fifth Avenue in New York.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 71

That’s the percentage of Americans with at least a college degree who identify themselves as “upper-middle class” or “middle class,” according to a USA Today/Gallup poll. The 71 percent figure is the smallest that Gallup has measured for that subset...

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