US Consumer Confidence at 16-Year High
By MARTIN CRUTSINGER
Economic Indicators | Associated Press
WASHINGTON – U.S. consumers gained confidence this month, with more Americans pleased by current conditions and more hopeful about the future.
The Conference Board, a New York-based business research group, says its consumer confidence index in July rose to 121.1, up from a revised reading of 117.3 in June. Consumers' views on current conditions hit the highest level since July 2001, while expectations for the future rebounded after a slight dip in June.