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In this May 17, 2015 photo, Karl Bastian, of Traverse City, Mich., center, pulls a wagon full of plants with his daughter, Sophie Bastian, right, and his mother-in-law Theresa Perez, of Warren, Mich., left, during Flower Day at Eastern Market in Detroit. The Conference Board on Tuesday said consumer confidence rebounded this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP)
In this May 17, 2015 photo, Karl Bastian, of Traverse City, Mich., center, pulls a wagon full of plants with his daughter, Sophie Bastian, right, and his mother-in-law Theresa Perez, of Warren, Mich., left, during Flower Day at Eastern Market in Detroit. The Conference Board on Tuesday said consumer confidence rebounded this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. (Robin Buckson/Detroit News via AP)

Consumer confidence edges up in May on improving job market

WASHINGTON — Consumer confidence rebounded slightly this month as the job market showed signs of improvement. The Conference Board's consumer confidence index rose to 95.4 in May from 94.3 in April. Last month's reading had been sharp drop from March's 101.4. A year ago, the index stood at 82.2. Consumers' assessment of current economic conditions improved, but ...

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