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  • Currency » Forex » US Consumer Spending Rises
    March 28, 2014, 12:38 GMT

    The US Bureau of Economic Analysis together with the Department of Commerce has just published this month’s data relating to Personal Income and Expenditure. These important data releases paint a picture of consumer activity and once inflation is allowed for they give an indication of short-term consumer sentiment. Personal Spending rose 0.3% in February compared

  • Consumer confidence in economic activity fell to the lowest level since April, according to The Conference Board. The Consumer Confidence Index fell 2 percentage points to 70.4 in November. The median estimate of economists surveyed by Bloomberg called for a reading of 72.6. The November decline was much more moderate than the prior month, when

  • Economic activity in the United States expanded slightly in September, according to the Chicago Federal Reserve. The National Activity Index increased 0.1 percentage point to +0.14, shifting the three-month moving average to -0.03. The National Activity Index captures economic activity across 85 indicators from four broad categories: production/income, employment, personal consumption and housing and sales/inventories.