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Consumer confidence withstands Boston bombing

The overall level of consumer confidence declined in April from March, but was identical to last April's reading, according to University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of ...

Consumer confidence continues to improve in March

Consumer confidence continued to improve in March due to more positive signs of expanding employment, according to University of Michigan economist Richard Curtin, director of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys ...

US holiday season online spending climbs

Industry tracker comScore on Thursday reported that US shoppers spent a total of $42.3 billion online during the year-end holiday season—a 14 percent jump from the same period in 2011.

Thanksgiving steals sales from Black Friday

Thanksgiving shopping on Thursday took a noticeable bite out of Black Friday's start to the holiday season, as the latest survey found retail sales in stores fell slightly from last year.

Why moderate beliefs rarely prevail

(Phys.org)—We live in a world of extremes, where being fervently for or against an issue often becomes the dominant social ideology – until an opposing belief that is equally extreme emerges to challenge the first one, ...

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