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Consumer Confidence

THE TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: Consumer confidence on an uptick

THE TIMES BOARD OF ECONOMISTS: Consumer confidence on an uptick

After months of decline, consumer confidence and spending is on the rise nationally and locally.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
BANKING: Banks making home loans, but hoping for higher employment

BANKING: Banks making home loans, but hoping for higher employment

Consumer sentiment has been improving, but the economy still has weakness, a Northwest Indiana banker said.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Consumer confidence gaining foothold in NWI

Consumer confidence gaining foothold in NWI

An air of cautious consumer confidence seems to be settling over Northwest Indiana as those who have held off buying bigger-ticket items now return to the marketplace.

May 28, 2013 3:30 pm
Holiday season has local retailers curious

Holiday season has local retailers curious

Barb Young is excited about the holiday shopping season. It’s the first one her Crown Point store, Barbara Jean’s Gifts and Gourmet, will experience after opening nine months ago.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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June 06, 2012 12:00 am
Consumers pessimistic headed into the holidays

Consumers pessimistic headed into the holidays

Marge Engel has a steady job as an office manager at a downtown Chicago law firm, but that doesn't mean she is feeling generous as the holiday season approaches. Engel says she won't be spending as freely this year as she has in years past.

November 09, 2011 12:00 am
Consumers pessimistic headed into the holidays

Consumers pessimistic headed into the holidays

Carpenter Tom Friel says work is spotty in the trades. As a result, he plans to decrease his spending for the holidays.

November 09, 2011 12:00 am
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