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NY Sentiment Index Up Slightly

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

NY Sentiment Index Up Slightly; Nears National Number; Hits Highest Since ‘07
Future Outlook Up across all but Low Income; Democrats’ Optimistim Soars; State Republicans See Current Confidence Drop
Concern about Gas Prices, 27%, Hits all Time Low; Food Worries Lowest Since 2010; Buying Plans Remain Strong with Home Improvements at 20%


Siena College:  9th Annual Upstate New York Business Leader Survey

Monday, February 1, 2016

Siena College: 9th Annual Upstate New York Business Leader Survey
CEO Confidence Drops across Upstate
Cap Reg Most Upbeat; Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse all Below Breakeven Point


Business Leaders Say Obamacare, Gov’t Regulation Hurt Bottom Line; Have Little Confidence in Local Government, Albany, Less in D.C.
Call for Tax Reforms, Infrastructure; Strongly Oppose $15 Minimum Wage


Long Island CEO’s Guardedly Optimistic

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Long Island CEO’s Guardedly Optimistic

Predict Strong Revenues, Profits, Asset Acquisitions & Hiring

Business Leaders Say Obamacare, Gov’t Regulation Hurt Bottom Line; Have Little Confidence in Government
Support Infrastructure Development Especially Bridges and Roads
Majority Rate LI High ‘As Area where Business Can Succeed’


NY Consumer Sentiment Strengthens as Year Ends

Monday, January 11, 2016

NY Consumer Sentiment Strengthens as Year Ends; Current Outlook Up as Large Majority Say ‘It’s a Good Time to Buy’; Personal Future Outlook Improves But Predictions for Statewide Economy Down and Guarded
State Republicans Up Sharply; Dems Sag but Remain More Optimistic than GOP’s
All Buying Plans Remain Above Historic Averages; At Nearly 28% Furniture Buying Highest in 14 Years; Gasoline Worries at New Low, Again; Grocery Concerns Continue


NY Consumer Sentiment Dips Second Consecutive Quarter

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

NY Consumer Sentiment Dips Second Consecutive Quarter; Index Remains Positive and Approaches National Score as U.S. Rate Falls
Upstate/Downstate Confidence Gap Widens to Almost 12 points, Largest in 2 ½ Years
Buying Plans All Above Historic Averages; Home Buying at 10% Highest Ever; Gasoline Worries at New Low; Grocery Concerns Continue for Two-Thirds