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added: 27-09-2011

As Americans continue to struggle financially and as the financial markets continue to have large swings, it is not surprising that U.S. adults are expressing very negative feelings on the economy and the job market. Looking at the President's ratings, just one in five Americans (21%) give him positive ratings on his handling of the economy while 79% give him negative ratings. In July, 26% of U.S. adults gave the President positive ratings while 74% gave him negative marks. When it comes to his handling of the economy, even large majorities of Democrats (58%) and Liberals (64%) give President Obama negative ratings.
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added: 27-09-2011

In the midst of a difficult economic climate, retailers expect solid year-end results. According to a recent survey by BDO USA, LLP, retail CFOs anticipate a 3 percent increase in total 2011 sales. While this marks the study’s most optimistic sales forecast since 2007, it is down from the 4.7 percent sales increase reported by the Commerce Department in 2010.
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added: 27-09-2011

Three-fourths (75 percent) of small businesses say they are adding positions despite the economy, up slightly from last year (72 percent), according to the Ink from Chase survey of CEOs of fastest growing U.S. small businesses. Demonstrating continued optimism toward reviving the U.S. economy, 67 percent of small businesses plan to expand into new U.S. markets as a key growth strategy. The data was released by Ink from Chase, the business card portfolio from Chase Card Services, a division of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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added: 26-09-2011

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI) for the U.S. increased 0.3 percent, The Conference Board Coincident Economic Index® (CEI) increased 0.1 percent and The Conference Board Lagging Economic Index® (LAG) increased 0.3 percent in August.
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added: 26-09-2011

Employers took 1,587 mass layoff actions in August involving 165,547 workers, seasonally adjusted, as measured by new filings for unemployment insurance benefits during the month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Each mass layoff involved at least 50 workers from a single employer. The number of mass layoff events in August increased by 8 from July, and the number of associated initial claims increased by 20,547. In August, 391 mass layoff events were reported in the manufacturing sector, seasonally adjusted, resulting in 48,997 initial claims.
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added: 26-09-2011

Despite the struggling economy and high unemployment rates, consumers plan to stuff their holiday stockings a little fuller this year.
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added: 23-09-2011

The latest Harris Poll measuring how the public perceives twenty-two of the nation's largest industries shows massive changes over the last two years. The biggest changes since 2009, when the survey was last conducted, are a huge improvement in the number of people who think that the automobile industry is doing a good job of serving consumers and a very large increase in those who give the airline industry bad marks.
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added: 23-09-2011

People are changing their shopping behavior and will spend less overall this holiday season, according to a new survey released from SteelHouse, an expert in Behavioral Commerce and Real Time Marketing.
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added: 23-09-2011

The benchmark conforming 30-year fixed mortgage rate set a new record for the fifth consecutive week, dropping to 4.29 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. The average 30-year fixed mortgage has an average of 0.41 discount and origination points.
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added: 22-09-2011

The number of Americans who are concerned about their long-term financial future rose dramatically - to 67 percent in the third quarter for retirees (from 43 percent last quarter) and to 68 percent for workers (from 63 percent)-according to new research from the Principal Financial Well-Being IndexSM.
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