The impact of higher payroll taxes hurt consumer confidence in January, causing it to drop to its lowest level since November 2011.
The Conference Board, which tracks its own Consumer Confidence Index each month, said the gauge fell 8.1 points, to 58.6, from last month’s reading of 66.7. That’s a decline for three straight months since hitting a five-year high of 73.1 in October 2012. Economists were generally expecting a slight dip to 65.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)