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

Photograph by Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

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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President Barack Obama campaign buttons for sale during a campaign event in Oakland, California, on July 23, 2012.

Photograph Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama campaign buttons for sale during a campaign event in Oakland, California, on July 23, 2012.

Obama’s Upside-Down Approval

He started strong. President Barack Obama’s public job approval started at 69 percent in the first three days following his inauguration, according to the Gallup Poll. His disapproval rating, 14 percent, was negligible for a new president emerging from a...

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