Consumer confidence index surges in DecemberDecember 28, 2011
Consumer confidence index surges in December
News from Herald & Review:
Americans are gaining faith that the economy is on the upswing.
An improving job outlook helped the Consumer Confidence Index soar to the highest level since April and near a post-recession peak, according to a monthly survey by The Conference Board.
The second straight monthly surge coincided with a decent holiday shopping season for retailers, though stores had to heavily discount to attract shoppers.
The rise in confidence jibes with a better outlook for the overall economy. An Associated Press poll of three dozen private, corporate and academic economists projects U.S. economic growth will speed up in 2012, if it isn’t derailed by upheavals in Europe.
But confidence is still far below where it is in a healthy economy. And Americans’ mood could sour again if the debt crisis in Europe deepens and spreads to the U.S. Shoppers still face big obstacles _ higher costs on household basics and a still-slumping housing market.
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Sunlight Concepts Earns Coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award
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Award reflects businesses’ consistently high level of customer service
Online PR News – 27-December-2011 –Sunlight Concepts has been awarded the prestigious 2011 Angie’s List Super Service Awa…………… continues on Online PR News