Richard Curtin Quotes


19 Richard Curtin quotes:



"Consumers view high gas prices as a threat to their living standards and a threat to the ability of the economy to create new jobs."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Ability Quotes
"TEC firms reported that substantial gains in the overall economy have already occurred. They anticipate continued gains during the year ahead."
"Prospects for the economy have improved substantially from the lows recorded following the Gulf Coast hurricanes and the surge in gas prices. Firms still expect a slower overall pace of economic growth during 2006 than in 2005. The expected growth slowdown is mainly due to anticipated increases in interest rates. Firms are much more optimistic about their own prospects in 2006, as they expected strong growth in revenues and profits."
"If the economy produces jobs at a more rapid rate in the months ahead, these apprehensions of consumers could quickly fade."
"High gas prices had a devastating impact on consumers' budgets and caused consumers to expect a worsening financial situation during the year ahead."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Budgets Quotes
"The loss in people's sense of personal security was linked to the decline in consumer confidence. Unlike other assessments of economic risks, these fears represent a significant threat to the usual functioning of the economy."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Confidence Quotes
"[The survey results mirror those at the University of Michigan, which has seen the steepest fall in confidence ever.] I think their concern will be heightened by the president's affirmation, ... They will pull back in general on all types of spending."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Confidence Quotes
"Declines in gas prices were responsible for the substantial gain, which nearly restored confidence to the levels recorded prior to the spike in gas prices last August."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Confidence Quotes
"The last time consumer confidence declined a comparable extent was prior to the recessions in 1990 and 1980."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Confidence Quotes
"Restoring consumer confidence becomes more than just a matter of economic stimulus. A renewal in confidence may also require the restoration of a sense of personal safety among large parts of the population."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Confidence Quotes
"The gap in how low- and high-income households view their current finances and future prospects is the widest in two decades. It's an unusual circumstance."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"Consumers have become increasingly pessimistic about their future income and job prospects, and as a result will continue to slow the pace of their spending during months ahead."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Future Quotes
"Consumers have found it especially difficult to cope during the winter months with both higher home heating bills as well as higher gasoline costs."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Home Quotes
"The growth slowdown anticipated by consumers is very mild, but just enough to result in smaller job gains and a somewhat higher unemployment rate during 2006."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"Consumers anticipated that higher interest rates will ultimately slow the overall pace of economic growth."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"Although firms did expect a slightly slower pace of growth, they still judge overall economic conditions quite favorable."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Growth Quotes
"There is a risk consumers will take the president's remarks as an indication that the situation is more serious than expected."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: Risk Quotes
"One of the big stories today is that people are so happy with $2 gas. There is nothing better than a relative price decrease."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: People Quotes
"That certainly is part of the issue. People have stakes (in the stock market) have noticed these things. If you get to the top quarter or the top 10 percent, then these consumers have mentioned decline in stock market prices much more often."
Author: Curtin Quotes Category: People Quotes



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