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Leading Economic Indicators Grow For Third Consecutive Month

A popular index gauging leading U.S. economic indicators grew for a third straight month in November, signaling moderate economic growth as the year closes out. The Conference Board's Leading Economic Index (LEI) increased 0.6 percent in November to 105.5, the group reported. Released monthly, the index gauges the potential for future economic growth based on 10 leading components, including homebuilding permits, weekly initial unemployment claims, and average consumer expectations for business conditions.

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Consumer Confidence Takes Downward Turn in November

According to the Conference Board, consumers in the latest survey were less optimistic about the labor market outlook, reflected in a decline in the share of respondents expecting more jobs in the next six months and an increase of more than 2 percentage points in the share expecting fewer jobs.

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Economic Forecast Exceeds October Predictions

The continuing improvement comes as consumers express a more optimistic outlook for the economy and their own finances. Last week, the University of Michigan/Thomson Reuters preliminary reading of consumer sentiment hit its highest level in more than seven years, spurred by improving labor conditions and cheaper gasoline prices.

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Report: Consumer Confidence Recovers in October

At the moment, Americans' view of business conditions are mixed, with increases in both the number saying the business environment is currently good and those saying conditions are bad. On the jobs front, attitudes are slightly more positive: The share of consumers saying jobs are plentiful ticked up to 16.5 percent, while those saying jobs are hard to get fell marginally to 29.1 percent.

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DS News Webcast: Monday 9/22/2014

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation recently that allows small businesses to spend capital toward creating jobs instead of compliance. H.R. 4, known as the Jobs for America Act, contains two Financial Services Committee bills designed to provide regulatory ...

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Consumer Confidence Reaches 7-Year High

August's increase was driven by an increase in Conference Board's measure of current economic sentiment, which grew to 94.6 from 87.9 in July. Most of that was spurred by more promising reports over the spring and summer as business and labor market indicators improved.

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Consumer Confidence Soars in June

U.S. consumer confidence jumped up more than four points from June to July, signaling a brighter economic outlook among Americans. The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index reached 90.9 in the group's July survey, up from 86.4 in June. As of July, the index stands at its highest level since before the Great Recession.

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