The Conference Board

Consumer Confidence Rebounds in February
February 26, 2013

U.S. consumer confidence picked up much more strongly than expected in February as Americans shrugged off earlier worries over fiscal policy and tax increases, a private sector report showed on Tuesday.

The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes accelerated to 69.6, from a downwardly revised 58.4 in January, handily topping economists' expectations for 61. It was the highest level since November.

Consumer Confidence Jumps 9 Points
February 29, 2012

Consumer confidence started its climb out of the depths reached during the last recession as employers step up hiring and stocks rally, signaling Americans may be poised to increase spending.

Consumers Gain Confidence in November
November 30, 2010

Consumers got a bit bolder in November with today's consumer confidence numbers showing an increase in the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index to 54.1.