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Young American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy. (Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Study: Millennials Forging Optimistic Future Despite Failing Financial Behavior

Young American adults, Millennials, are forging their own optimistic way into adulthood through a detachment to politics and religion, distrust of others, and low levels of financial literacy.

03/10/2014

File photo of a shopper paying in cash. (Photo credit: Joe Raedle/Newsmakers)

U.S. Consumer Confidence Rises on Better Job Outlook

U.S. consumer confidence jumped this month on a better outlook for hiring and overall growth, supporting other signs that show the economy could accelerate in 2014.

12/31/2013

Americans are closing out 2014 on an optimistic note, according to a new Associated Press-Times Square Alliance poll. Nearly half predict that 2015 will be a better year for them than 2014 was, while only 1 in 10 think it will be worse. There's room for improvement: Americans give the year gone by a resounding 'meh.'  (Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images)

Poll: 49 Percent Of Americans Say Fortunes Will Improve In 2014

On the whole, Americans rate their own experience in 2013 more positively than negatively, but when asked to assess the year for the United States or the world at large, things turn sour.

12/26/2013