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Consumer confidence weakens

STARKVILLE — Even as national news reports indicate more positive outlooks on the public’s confidence in the economy, recent third-quarter results from the state’s Index of Consumer Sentiment shows something different. Survey findings from the quarterly online business forecaster of Mississippi State University’s (MSU’s) College of Business describe an overall decrease of 4.7 percent in Mississippi consumer confidence. Standing at ...

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Growth in expenditures slows

WASHINGTON — Average annual expenditures per consumer unit rose 1.7 percent in 2008 following an increase of 2.6 percent in 2007, according to results from the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE) released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The spending increase was less than the 3.8-percent increase in prices from 2007 to 2008 as measured by the average annual change in ...

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