Consumer Confidence Photos on Townhall

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              In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, photo, a cashier rings up a sale at a Target store in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. A private research group says that consumer confidence unexp

    In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, photo, a cashier rings up a sale at a Target store in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. A private research group says that consumer confidence unexp

    Posted: 8/28/2012 10:53:23 AM EST
    In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012, photo, a cashier rings up a sale at a Target store in Chicago on Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012. A private research group says that consumer confidence unexpectedly fell in August to the lowest level since November 2011, as Americans' outlook about jobs flared up. The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, that its Consumer Confidence Index fell to 60.6, down from a revised 65.4 in July. Economists had expected a reading of 66. The index now stands at the lowest point since November 2011 when the reading was at 55.2. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)
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              In this June 19, 2012,photo, a shopper is reflected in a microwave oven on display on a showroom floor at Lowe's store in Atlanta.  Consumer confidence fell in June for the fourth month

    In this June 19, 2012,photo, a shopper is reflected in a microwave oven on display on a showroom floor at Lowe's store in Atlanta. Consumer confidence fell in June for the fourth month

    Posted: 6/26/2012 2:03:30 PM EST
    In this June 19, 2012,photo, a shopper is reflected in a microwave oven on display on a showroom floor at Lowe's store in Atlanta. Consumer confidence fell in June for the fourth month in a row as lingering worries about the economy outweighed relief at the gas pump, according to a private research group. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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    Posted: 5/29/2012 4:00:51 PM EST
    In this May 6, 2012, photo, shoppers carry their purchases along 33rd Street in New York. Americans' confidence in the economy in May had its biggest drop in eight months as consumers fretted about slow hiring, a big stock market drop and the global economy, according to the Conference Board, a private research group. Consumer confidence is widely watched because consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of economic activity. (AP Photo/CX Matiash)
  •  - Chevrolet Camaros are seen at Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring

    Chevrolet Camaros are seen at Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:46:45 PM EST
    Chevrolet Camaros are seen at Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
  •  - A row of Ford Focus are displayed next to Ford F-Series pickups at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    A row of Ford Focus are displayed next to Ford F-Series pickups at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:45:54 PM EST
    A row of Ford Focus (bottom) are displayed next to Ford F-Series pickups at Koons Ford in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
  •  - The grill of a Ford F-Series pickup truck is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    The grill of a Ford F-Series pickup truck is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:45:08 PM EST
    The grill of a Ford F-Series pickup truck is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
  •  - A row of Ford Focus are displayed next to Ford F-Series pickups at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    A row of Ford Focus are displayed next to Ford F-Series pickups at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:44:55 PM EST
    A row of Ford Focus (bottom) are displayed next to Ford F-Series pickups at Koons Ford in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
  •  - A Ford F-Series pickup truck is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    A Ford F-Series pickup truck is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:43:25 PM EST
    A Ford F-Series pickup truck is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
  •  - A Ford F-Series pickup truck is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    A Ford F-Series pickup truck is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:42:04 PM EST
    A Ford F-Series pickup truck is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
  •  - A row of Ford Focus are seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    A row of Ford Focus are seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:40:54 PM EST
    A row of Ford Focus are seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
  •  - A row of Ford Focus are seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    A row of Ford Focus are seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:40:20 PM EST
    A row of Ford Focus are seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
  •  - A row of Ford Focus are seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    A row of Ford Focus are seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:39:39 PM EST
    A row of Ford Focus are seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
  •  - A row of Ford Focus are displayed next to Ford F-Series pickups at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    A row of Ford Focus are displayed next to Ford F-Series pickups at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:37:33 PM EST
    A row of Ford Focus (bottom) are displayed next to Ford F-Series pickups at Koons Ford in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
  •  - A Ford Focus is seen next to with Ford Fiestas, at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    A Ford Focus is seen next to with Ford Fiestas, at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:36:21 PM EST
    A Ford Focus (R) is seen next to with Ford Fiestas, at Koons Ford in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
  •  - A Ford Focus is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    A Ford Focus is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring

    Posted: 4/3/2012 3:34:58 PM EST
    A Ford Focus (R) is seen at Koons Ford in Silver Spring, Maryland April 3, 2012. U.S. auto sales rose more than 15 percent in March, preliminary data showed, as rising consumer confidence and cheap financing quickened the pace of a sluggish recovery more than two years in the making. REUTERS/Gary Cameron (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of shopper walking down aisle in newly opened Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chicago

    File photo of shopper walking down aisle in newly opened Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chicago

    Posted: 3/30/2012 11:11:10 AM EST
    A shopper walks down an aisle in a newly opened Walmart Neighborhood Market in Chicago in this September 21, 2011 file photo. U.S. consumer confidence rebounded to its highest level in more than a year in March as optimism about jobs and income overcame higher prices at the gasoline pump, said a survey released on March 30, 2012. Picture taken September 21, 2011. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
  •  - File photo of woman using cell phone as she holds shopping bags at South Park mall in Charlotte

    File photo of woman using cell phone as she holds shopping bags at South Park mall in Charlotte

    Posted: 3/30/2012 11:09:46 AM EST
    A woman uses a cell phone as she holds shopping bags at South Park mall in Charlotte, North Carolina in this November 25, 2011 file photo. U.S. consumer confidence rebounded to its highest level in more than a year in March as optimism about jobs and income overcame higher prices at the gasoline pump, said a survey released on March 30, 2012. Picture taken November 25, 2011. REUTERS/Chris Keane/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS)
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 7:00:45 PM EST
    Graphic shows the Consumer Confidence Index
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    Posted: 3/27/2012 7:00:45 PM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, March 16, 2012 file photo, Henry Rice, of Atlanta, pumps gas, at a station in Atlanta. Americans' rosy outlook about the U.S. economy remains resilient as they focus on the good in the barrage of conflicting economic news. A widely watched barometer of consumer confidence barely budged in March after hitting its highest level since before the financial crisis began in the previous month. Americans continued to be upbeat in March despite mixed economic signs. The stock market is up, but gas prices are, too. Unemployment is falling, but home prices also are declining. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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    Posted: 2/28/2012 6:25:46 PM EST
    In this Feb. 27, 2012 photo, a shopper from Los Angeles, loads a 60 inch Samsung LED TV into his truck at Costco Wholesale store in Glendale, Calif. A private research group says that consumer confidence in February rose to the highest level since a year ago when the U.S. economy?s outlook started to look brighter before souring again. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)