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Confidence rises slightly

NEW YORK, May 28 (UPI) -- The Conference Board said on Tuesday consumer confidence in the nation's economy rose slightly in May as consumers became more upbeat about current business and labor conditions.

Stocks get a boost on econ data

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- The markets roared back Tuesday, with stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market ending sharply higher, lifted in a buying frenzy b

Economic reports lift stocks

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were sharply higher at midday Tuesday, lifted in a buying frenzy by favorable reports on

Consumer confidence eases

NEW YORK, April 30 (UPI) -- The Conference Board said Tuesday consumer confidence in the nation's economy eased in April, pressured by a softening in consumer assessment of current economic conditions.

Shares higher on consumer confidence rise

WASHINGTON, March 26 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market gained ground Tuesday, as a strong reading on consumer confidence bolstered hopes for a

Consumer confidence lifts stocks

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were sharply higher in fairly active trading at midday Tuesday as a strong reading on co

Consumer confidence surges

NEW YORK, March 26 (UPI) -- The Conference Board said Tuesday consumer confidence in the nation's economy climbed during March to its highest level since August, lifted by improvements in

Rally halts on confidence report

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Stock prices on most major indexes ended down Tuesday, pressured by a weak reading on consumer confidence, which brought to an end a two day rally.

Stocks pressured by confidence report

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were lower in moderate trading at midday Tuesday, pressured by weak reading on consumer

Consumer confidence falls

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Conference Board said Tuesday consumer confidence in the nation's economy declined during February from its highest level in five months, but still points t

Consumer confidence rises

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- The Conference Board said Tuesday consumer confidence in the nation's economy rose for the second consecutive month during January to its highest level in five

Start the week: Start the year

QUERETARO, Mexico, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A New Year dawns and, with it, hope rises. The U.S. stock market has had two bad years, the U.S. economy one. Recovery in 2002: yes or no?
IAN CAMPBELL, UPI Economics Correspondent

Stocks hug the flat line

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were little changed in pre-year-end trading Friday as investors waded through a barrage

Stocks little changed in light trading

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were little changed in light pre-yearend trading at midday Friday as investors waded thr

Consumer confidence jumps

NEW YORK, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- The Conference Board on Friday said consumer confidence in the nation's economy, which had declined dramatically over the previously three months, rebounded in

Still-low US confidence sags shares

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. share prices were mixed Tuesday in fairly active trading, pressured in part by the latest decline in consumer confidence.

Stocks pressured by confidence report

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Stock prices on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market were lower in fairly active trading at midday Tuesday, pressured by the latest decline i

Confidence falls to 7 1/2-year low

NEW YORK, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Conference Board on Tuesday said that consumer confidence in the nation's economy fell to its lowest level in 7 1/2 years during November amid concerns over

Stocks rise in post holiday trading

NEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Stock prices ended higher in a post holiday shortened trading session Friday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market, supported by strength i
FRANK SCHNAUE

Executive Business Briefing

Here is a look at more of Friday's top business stories:

Executive Business Briefing

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Here is a look at some of Tuesday's top business stories:

US consumer confidence hits 7-year low

WASHINGTON, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- The terrorist strikes, coupled with the parade of bleak corporate news and a slew of layoff announcements since Sept. 11, slashed October's consumer confidence
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent

Poll: U.S. headed for recession

NEW YORK, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- The Conference Board said Friday more Americans today than a month ago believe that the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are pushing the United States into a recessio
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