NPD Group Sees Positive Signs in Consumer Attitude

While consumers' are expressing general concern about the economy and their purchase intentions are down, concerns about job security and income have leveled off, signaling stabilization, according to a survey this week by The NPD Group here.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — While consumers' are expressing general concern about the economy and their purchase intentions are down, concerns about job security and income have leveled off, signaling stabilization, according to a survey this week by The NPD Group here.

The tracking survey that reflects consumers' shopping intentions dropped five points between October 2008 and February 2009, but the percentage of consumers "very concerned" about job security and income fell four p

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