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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 07:30 PM

 

Consumer Confidence Rises On Better Job Outlook

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Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer confidence jumped this month on a better outlook for hiring and overall growth, supporting other signs that show the economy could accelerate in 2014.

The Conference Board said Tuesday that its index of consumer confidence rose to 78.1 in December, up from 72 in the previous month. November's figure was revised up from 70.4.

Consumer confidence is nearly back to where it was before the partial government shutdown in October. Steady job gains and a surging stock market have made Americans more optimistic about the economy and hiring both now and in the next six months.

"The upbeat consumer mood bodes well for spending in 2014," said Michael Dolega, senior economist at TD Economics.

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/12/31/4578505/us-consumer-confidence-rises-on.html

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Tue Dec 31, 2013, 08:41 PM

1. I'm currently working to ditch my current thing. Having pretty good luck.

Better positions are popping up and getting in touch with me.

That is a good sign, in my limited estimation.

Especially in December.

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Tue Dec 31, 2013, 09:56 PM

2. Mass Media will be furtively searching for some more ships stuck in the ice for distraction

from anything positive happening in America or relevant in the world.......as Benghazi fades from the Bubbleworld and its mass media affiliate.

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