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US consumer confidence reaches highest level since 2008 meltdown

Registering the highest reading since September 2008, the RBC Consumer Outlook Index increased 3.2 points to 45.2 in December (42.0 in November) as a result of improved current conditions, employment security, expectations and investment attitudes. Read More:

New rules for borderline borrowers

Two minor mortgage rate hikes in the past two weeks are nothing to panic about but they do illustrate how eight-month-old government regulations could affect some Canadians. Read More: