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Learning more about consumer sentiment

Jeremy Hobson Feb 22, 2012

Here at Marketplace, we focus on a number of economic indicators, from new home sales to gross domestic product.

The consumer sentiment figure is a measure of how consumers are feeling about the economy and it’s put together by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan.

Professor Richard Curtain is the man behind the numbers, and in today’s Mid-day Extra we have an extended interview with him on why consumer sentiment matters, especially in an election year.


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