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U.S. consumer-sentiment rebound tops forecasts after shutdown

NEW YORK - United States consumer sentiment rebounded by more than forecast from a two-year low, suggesting recent weak retail sales will be a...
THE NATIONAL FEDERATION of Independent Business’s optimism index fell 3.2 points to 101.2, the lowest since November 2016. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SCOTT EELLS

U.S. small-business optimism hits 2-year low amid shutdown

NEW YORK - Sentiment among United States small businesses slumped in January to the lowest level since Donald Trump became president, as the economic...
U.S. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE DECLINED In January to the weakest level since July 2017. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

U.S. consumer confidence falls to 18-month low amid shutdown

NEW YORK - United States consumer confidence slumped in January to the weakest level since July 2017 as optimism on the economy soured during the...
THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE estimated that the five-week partial federal shutdown will have cost the United States economy $3 billion. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/AL DRAGO

CBO sees Trump shutdown as an economic blip totaling $3B

NEW YORK - The five-week partial shutdown of the United States government will ultimately cost the world’s biggest economy just $3 billion, though the...
THE UNITED STATES Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index declined to 57.4 last week from 58.1 as a gauge of views on the buying climate slid to a 10-week low. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. consumer comfort slumps to lowest since June amid shutdown

NEW YORK - A measure of United States consumer sentiment fell to the lowest in almost seven months and ratings of the economy deteriorated...
THE BLOOMBERG Consumer Comfort Index declined to 58.5 last week from 59.5 as a measure of ratings about personal finances also fell to a four-month low. /BLOOMBERG NEWS/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. consumer comfort falls to four-month low on finance outlook

NEW YORK - A measure of Americans’ sentiment fell to a four-month low as gauges of views on personal finances and the national economy...
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