New data: Consumer confidence is weakest reading in last five years. Meanwhile, (HOT!) 84.9% of consumers are on the lookout for items “Made in the U.S.A.”…additionally, wishing others a “Merry Christmas” is a welcomed sign of the season (according to 83.7%). Going “green” and giving eco-friendly gifts is also a top thought among the majority and even more so among females, while those 35+ admit they still rock out to the Eagles. The peace may be disrupted in households this season when picking out a Christmas tree, men are more prone to prefer live, while women opt for the artificial variety.
What’s Not? He may have won Dancing with the Stars, but 80% say Helio Castroneves can two-step it straight back to the racetrack.