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Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Consumer Confidence Falls as Interest Rates Rise


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A shopper walks past a display on September 13, 2013 in Chicago. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in August from July, short of the 0.5 percent anticipated by economists.
Scott Olson/Getty Images
A shopper walks past a display on September 13, 2013 in Chicago. Retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.2 percent in August from July, short of the 0.5 percent anticipated by economists.

Consumer confidence fell this month to its lowest level since April amid rising interest rates and lower-than-expected retail sales. Is the economic recovery losing momentum? We discuss the latest economic indicators.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Christopher Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics, an independent economic research and consulting firm headquartered in Los Angeles

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