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Consumer confidence key to stock rally

U.S. consumers are the engine that powers the U.S. economy. Spending by folks on Main Street accounts for roughly two-thirds of the nation’s economic activity. And confident consumers who feel good about themselves and who earn decent wages and have cash to spend are the types of consumers…

Upward Flowing Economic Prosperity

I have written several articles promoting consumer spending as the key to economic growth and prosperity (see More Consumer Power to Realize Our Dreams and… 719 more words


Today’s Top 10 Business News Headlines

• Consumer Spending Declines 0.1% in July
• Personal Income Up 0.2% in July
• Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Up in July
• Midwestern Manufacturing Highest Since May (Fox Business) 45 more words

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What Would YOU Do If You Won $100,000?

Well, this is not like winning a $100 million lottery. However, it is a good sum of money for us to have to spend. As marketers, we’d like to know if answers to this question differ by age group. 137 more words


Real Consumer Spending Falls in July

Personal Income rose 0.2 percent in July after rising 0.5 percent in June. Wages and salaries, the largest component of personal income, rose 0.2 percent in July after rising 0.4 percent in June. 110 more words

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Are Canadians taking on too much consumer debt?

Canadians have either become savvy stock market investors en masse, or we’re once again tapping credit cards and bank lines to fund our relatively comfortable lifestyles. 418 more words


Retail sales surge to record high as consumers shake chilly spring

Consumer spending hit a new record in June, Statistics Canada said Friday, rising 1.1 per cent as shoppers spent more on general merchandise.

The rise surged past expectations held by economists, who were expected a more modest 0.3 per cent growth in retail sales. 93 more words