Consumer Numbers 'Puzzling' to Fed

February 2001
American Banker;2/28/2001, Vol. 166 Issue 40, p20
Trade Publication
Discusses the uncertainty over what strong consumer spending means to the economy in the United States. The fall in consumer confidence that has taken place at the same time that consumer spending remains strong; Comments by Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Roger Ferguson on the conflicting signals.


Related Articles

  • Consumer Confidence Index Falls in Nov. Siegel, Gary E. // Bond Buyer;11/29/2000, Vol. 334 Issue 31026, p2 

    Reports on the performance of the United States consumer confidence index for November 2000. Anxiety over future economic conditions; Pessimism in the employment sector; Income expectations of consumers.

  • Consumer Confidence Falls to 114.4 in Jan. Siegel, Gary E. // Bond Buyer;01/31/2001, Vol. 335 Issue 31067, p2 

    Informs that the consumer confidence index in the United States fell in January 2001, according to the Conference Board. Implications for the U.S. economy.

  • Consumer Confidence Plunges in Dec. Barnett, Chip // Bond Buyer;12/29/2000, Vol. 334 Issue 31047, p2 

    Reports on the decline of the consumer confidence index in the United States for the month of December 2000, according to a report by the Conference Board. Decline of the consumer confidence index since September; Overall index; Decline in the number of consumers who rated current business...

  • The Boom Generation. McGinn, Daniel; McCormick, John // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);02/07/2000 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 135 Issue 6, p24 

    Focuses on the impact of the continued United States economic expansion, as of January 2000. Economic indicators, including unemployment, new jobs, and productivity; Consumer confidence and spending; Labor market and wages; Job seekers and reasons for changing jobs; The so-called wealth effect;...

  • Weathering The Storm. McGinn, Daniel; Thomas, Rich // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);03/26/2001 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 137 Issue 13, p72 

    Discusses the condition of the United States economy as of March 26, 2001. Decline in the stock market; Fear of a recession in the U.S.; Relationship between consumer spending and consumer confidence; Thought that consumers can cause or avert a recession depending on their behavior; Decline in...

  • As interest rates fall, consumers recover some of their confidence. Dillin, John; Steindorf, Sara // Christian Science Monitor;5/9/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 115, p2 

    Discusses economic conditions in the United States. Idea that consumer confidence is rising; Outlook for recession in the country; Decrease in interest rates in the U.S.; Other problems, including the increase of labor costs.

  • THE GHOST OF HERBERT HOOVER. Samuelson, Robert J. // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);11/06/2000 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 136 Issue 19, p4 

    Discusses the possibility of a recession in the United States economy as of November, 2000 and the impact that could have on either presidential candidate who gets into office. Omens which suggest the booming economy of 2000 is slowing, including the rise in oil prices and an increase in...

  • What's a Shopper to Do? McGinn, Daniel; Berdik, Chris; Raymond, Joan; DiLuna, Amy; Bonne, Jon // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);12/18/2000 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 136 Issue 25, p38 

    Discusses the slowdown of the United States economy as of December 18, 2000. Decrease in sales; Lack of confidence of consumers in the strength of the economy; Positive aspects of a slowing economy, including lower interest rates.

  • Maxed Out! McGinn, Daniel; Bryant, Adam; Naughton, Keith; Peraino, Kevin; Check, Erika; Raymond, Joan; Pierce, Ellise; Spencer, Jane; Perrucci, Dori; Braiker, Brian; Cooper, Andrea // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);8/27/2001 (Atlantic Edition), Vol. 138 Issue 9, p32 

    Discusses consumer debt in the slowing United States economy as of summer 2001. Statistics from a report by the Federal Reserve on debt and consumer spending; Background on the morality of debt and cultural history of consumer credit; Concern about debt from low-income families, credit cards,...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics