Here are today’s statistics on the state of the economy: The Conference Board’s index of leading indicators rose 0.6% in April, much stronger than expected. The Reuter’s/University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index jumped sharply from 76.4 to 83.7 in May. ~ Dale Franks Google+ Profile Twitter Feed
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With strong consumer sentiment numbers at its back today, stocks again shot higher, finishing out their fourth straight positive week with the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbing 121 points, or 0.8%, to finish at 15,354. In recentShow More Summary
The markets rallied again today after a strong consumer sentiment report was released this morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 121 points or 0.8% and now sits at 15,354, but even with that impressive gain, the Dow was the worst performing index. Show More Summary
There has been a long string of crummy economic data which has largely been ignored (“bad news is good”) by bulls. However, on Friday, bulls jumped on two reports, Leading Indicators and Consumer Sentiment, which released better than expected results (“good news is great”). Show More Summary
Consumers have begun to move away from two-year contracts and embrace the prepaid smartphone market. In response to this growing user base, Verizon Wireless this week announced that it is increasing its data allowance for prepaid customers. Show More Summary
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You might say the day is never really done in consumer technology news. Your workday, however, hopefully draws to a close at some point. This is the Daily Roundup on Engadget, a quick peek back at the top headlines for the past 24 hours -- all handpicked by the editors here at the site. Click on through the break, and enjoy. Comments
Closing at new all-time highs, the Dow Jones Industrial Average capped off its fourth straight week of gains Friday. With consumer sentiment rallying this month to levels not seen since July 2007, Wall Street pushed higher on a bullish frenzy to head into the weekend. Show More Summary
On Friday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ordered a Texas builder to compensate the government to settle kickback allegations.
The market melt-up continues to pick up steam with the preliminary figures from the University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment survey rising to 83.7 in May, from just 76.4 in April - it's highest reading in six years. The logic here is...Show More Summary
ByDallas Salazar: One of the biggest long-term risks for specialty retailers is that they tend to age with their consumers. Your local mall is littered with stores that were once industry leaders only to find themselves today increasingly less relevant. Show More Summary
U.S. equity markets opened higher this morning, taking advantage of buying opportunities after yesterday's slide in equities' prices. In the U.S., the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index and the Conference Board leading indicators both posted better-than-expected numbers and added more buying enthusiasm. Show More Summary
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