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  • About the Author: Lynn Franco

    Lynn Franco is director of economic indicators and surveys at The Conference Board. Franco is responsible for overseeing the production and release of all global indicators for The Conference Board, i…

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04 Apr. 2016 | Comments (0)
Shock or Recession? Consumers Tell Us the Difference
What do Hurricane Katrina, the stock market crash of 1987, and the U.S. federal government shutdown of 2013 have in common? They were all shocks that …

10 Dec. 2015 | Comments (0)
Is Cheap Gas Here to Stay? Consumers Think So…
Flash back to the summer of 2014. Sunny skies, warm days, and consumers were paying, on average, $3.70 for a gallon of gas. But an autumn chill brough…

21 Apr. 2015 | Comments (0)
Despite Oil Bust, Texans Remain Confident…for Now
Everything is bigger in Texas, the saying goes, and consumer confidence is no exception. Job growth and low unemployment have made Texans far more con…

10 Feb. 2015 | Comments (0)
Hit the Road, Jack
Consumers are rallying. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index® hit a post-recession high of 102.9 in January, partly due to the rebounding la…

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