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Rising consumer confidence lifts stocks

NEW YORK — Maybe American consumers are better off than anyone thought. An unexpected jump in consumer confidence and slight gains in Americans’ spending and income helped push stocks higher for the third day in a row Friday. The Thomson ...

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Consumer Confidence Index hits 3-year high

NEW YORK — The Consumer Confidence Index rose in February to its highest point in three years as American consumers are feeling more positive about their income prospects and the direction the economy is headed. The Conference Board says its ...

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