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Trump-mania: California Consumer Confidence Hits 9-Year High #MAGA

Joel B. Pollak, As voters, Californians rejected Donald Trump. As consumers, they love him. The Conference Board, which measures consumer confidence, reports that consumers in the Golden State are more confident that they have been since 2007, before the Great Recession. The Orange County Register notes: The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index for California rose in

US consumer confidence climbed to 15-year high in December #ThanksDonald

American consumers are the sunniest they’ve been in more than 15 years. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index climbed to 113.7 in December, up from 109.4 in November and the highest since it reached 114 in August 2001. The index measures consumers’ assessment of current conditions, which dipped from November but

Sales of Existing Homes in U.S. Fall to Lowest Since 2012

 Purchases (ETSLTOTL) of previously owned homes in the U.S. declined in February to the lowest level since July 2012, a sign the industry may be slow to recover. Contract closings on existing properties fell 0.4 percent to a 4.6 million annual rate, matching the median projection in a Bloomberg survey, figures from the National Association