Households remain concerned about financial conditions.
Improved economic conditions boost respondents’ optimism.
Confidence up despite global political uncertainty.
US consumer confidence drops in February as consumers express less optimism about short term outlook.
Consumers saving rather than spending as confidence levels remain subdued.
Consumer sentiment dips to lowest level in more than a month.
Consumers improve business outlook.
Improved confidence to boost retail spending in second half of 2014.
Retail sales expected to pick up as consumer confidence rises to pre-Budget levels.
US consumer confidence reaches highest level since January 2008.