Outlook on the rise
Pollster says American economic confidence growing
Americans shelled out enough for a record-breaking day in the history of Internet sales last Monday (Nov. 26), spending a whopping $1.47 billion during Cyber Monday, a 17 percent increase over 2011. Black Friday shopping during the previous week (Nov. 23) was up, too, by 15 percent, from $1.03 billion to $1.19 billion. The numbers seem to back up the results of a recent Gallup poll, showing that U.S. economic confidence is at its highest point in four years. The pollster began tracking daily results back in January 2008, following the economic collapse. It began at -32 and tracked this week at -13.