Prosper: Consumer Confidence Rises

According to Prosper Insights & Analytics, consumer sentiment leapt higher in early December when 54.5% of respondents in the company’s research said they were confident or very confident in the prospects for an improving economy, up from 42.7% in early November.

RetailNext: Election Not A Huge Holiday Deal

The presidential election shouldn’t have a major impact on holiday shopping, according to a survey by RetailNext, although a significant proportion of consumers contend they will spend less depending on which candidate becomes president.