For 3.3 Million Americans, Coronavirus Economy Just Got Real

The Labor Department on Thursday said unemployment claims skyrocketed to 3.3 million—the first real indicator of just how potentially devastating the economic effects of the coronavirus can be at the personal and national levels.

Consumer Confidence Rises Slightly

The Conference Board, New York, said its Consumer Confidence Index rose for the second straight month in February, albeit slightly.

Consumer Confidence Picks Up

The Conference Board, New York, said its monthly Consumer Confidence Index increased for the second straight month in January.

October Consumer Confidence Edges Down

The Conference Board, New York, said its Consumer Confidence Index decreased marginally in October, the third straight monthly decrease.