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Mar. Reuters/UofM Consumer Sentiment: 71.8 vs. 77.5 expected and 77.6 prior.

Mar. Reuters/UofM Consumer Sentiment: 71.8 vs. 77.5 expected and 77.6 prior.
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  • mickmars
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    Smaller paychecks and higher prices don't make consumers happy.
    15 Mar 2013, 10:08 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    thats a big drop.....
    15 Mar 2013, 10:15 AM Reply Like
  • jwbrewer
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    There appears to be a big disconnect between 'mile wide and inch deep' gov't economic reports and the american public's version of reality.
    15 Mar 2013, 10:36 AM Reply Like
  • bigdmicha
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    I agree and no correlation between what is happening to the stock market and the American public economic situation.
    16 Mar 2013, 09:19 AM Reply Like
  • divinecomedy
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    Rubbish. Retail numbers are holding. And anyway, if consumers confidence is high, they'll buy because they are optimistic, and if not they buy anyway for retail therapy reasons, so since the outcome is the same either way, what's the use of this number?
    15 Mar 2013, 10:45 AM Reply Like
  • DavidTTaylor
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    Good question!
    15 Mar 2013, 10:53 AM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    Consumers will buy because of a hoarding instinct in anticipation of higher prices. Likewise, they will avoid buying if they perceive prices are high and will fall. Buying patterns and "rationale" need to be part of the consumer data.
    15 Mar 2013, 12:18 PM Reply Like
  • Unsure Now
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    I am waiting for the spin on this number as well...Direct TV is now battling my state for a NEW tax as well. Just bleeding us away a little at a time!!
    15 Mar 2013, 12:52 PM Reply Like
  • yv204
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    Michigan survey depends almost entirely on gas and stock prices. Let's see what the second reading says later int he month.
    15 Mar 2013, 02:36 PM Reply Like
  • Michael Clark
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    Divine Comedy: Love your name; love Dante's masterpiece. If you read Dante you would know that the Inferno ends in 2019. ANd one must go all the way down into the Inferno to be reborn because the door into Purgatory is at the very bottom of the Inferno. In 2019, the door into Purgatory opens. That is where we begin to recover. No recovery yet.
    16 Mar 2013, 06:53 AM Reply Like
  • june1234
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    must be that recovery they keep talking about
    16 Mar 2013, 05:37 PM Reply Like
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