Consumer Confidence

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Survey: LI Small Businesses Optimistic On Economic Front

A new survey finds most businesses are looking to add workers within the next five years. The survey was sponsored by Bethpage FCU and conducted by the Stony Brook University Center for Survey Research.


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Rising Food Prices Force Consumers To Cut Back On Groceries

According to a new Siena College research poll, talk of the default and Wall Street’s plunge are worrying shoppers.


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Poll: Consumer Confidence Getting Worse In New York

Fifty-four percent of New Yorkers say that their personal finances are suffering because of the high prices of gas and food.


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Playoff Scenario Clearing Up, As Three Divisions Still Undecided

Three division titles remain undecided heading into the final week of the NFL season: the AFC South, NFC South and NFC West.


Employment (file)

Happy Holidays! New Seasonal Jobs Available

Toys R Us is nearly doubling its work force and hiring 45,000 employees to cope with demand during the holiday season. Just Monday Macy’s said it planned to hire 65,000 seasonal workers.


Consumer Watch

Consumer Confidence Drops To Lowest Since Feb.

Americans’ view of the economy turned grimmer in September amid escalating job worries, falling to the lowest point since February.

CBS New York–09/28/2010