Consumer Comfort Gauge Signals Severe Discontent for Fifth Week

Consumer Comfort Gauge Signals Severe Discontent for Fifth Week

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A sale tag hangs from the rear view mirror of a General Motors Co. 2012 Buick Enclave at the Rick Perry Buick GMC dealership in La Salle, Illinois. “Despite very aggressive discounting from retailers and General Motors that have bolstered retail sales, households remain quite pessimistic on the state of the economy and their own personal finances,” said Joseph Brusuelas, a senior economist with Bloomberg LP.