The Globe and Mail

Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

Two women leave Bellis Fair Mall after a Black Friday middle of the night shopping spree in Bellingham, WA November 23, 2012.
Two women leave Bellis Fair Mall after a Black Friday middle of the night shopping spree in Bellingham, WA November 23, 2012.
(Jeff Vinnick/The Globe and Mail)

DAVID PARKINSON

Survey puts the ‘con’ in consumer confidence

ROB Insight is a premium commentary product offering rapid analysis of business and economic news, corporate strategy and policy, published throughout the business day. Visit the ROB Insight homepage for analysis available only to subscribers.

It’s nice that U.S. consumers are gaining confidence. It’s a wonderful, warm fuzzy feeling that everyone should have, like a daily hug or a swig of scotch.