Consumer Confidence Index Improves In April

The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index, which was unchanged last month, rose in April. The Index now stands at 92.9 (1985=100), up from 88.5 in March. The Present Situation Index rose to 90.6 from 84.4. The Expectations Index increased to 94.5 from 91.3.

“This latest improvement in consumer confidence was sparked by a more favorable assessment of current business and labor market conditions and increased consumer optimism about the next six months,” said Lynn Franco, directo

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