Time and time again, the conversation keeps coming back to consumer confidence. We're locked in a standoff where businesses say there isn't enough demand to hire more and consumers say they aren't spending because they're worried about their jobs.
Throwing more support behind the argument that consumers are fearful, and that fear is hurting spending, is a new survey conducted by Boston Consulting Group that found more American women, especially professional women, are feeling insecure about their finances. This is key because women do the bulk of the spending, and consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of the U.S. economy's growth.
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