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Consumer confidence inches up in August

Americans’ confidence in the economy improved slightly in August, but the mood is still gloomy amid job worries, according to a monthly survey. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index improved slightly to 53.5, up from a revised 51.0 in July. Economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters had expected 50.5. The improvement comes… Continue Reading Consumer confidence inches up in August

A new survey finds growing confidence in Americans’ ability to pay for health care costs, but it’s young adults who are most supportive of health reform plans. A Thomson Reuters survey published Monday found that “fewer Americans are afraid that they will be unable to pay for healthcare services and fewer expect to postpone medical… Continue Reading More people confident they can pay medical bills

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