CONSUMER CONFIDENCE HITS RECORD HIGH IN JUNE: SURVEY

WASHINGTON -- Stock market uncertainty and Asia's continuing economic crisis had little effect on June's strong consumer confidence, according to the Conference Board's monthly survey of 5,000 households.Indeed, June's preliminary score placed the overall index at 137.6 points, its highest mark since the survey began in 1969. June's score bested February's record of 137.4 points and erased a near

WASHINGTON -- Stock market uncertainty and Asia's continuing economic crisis had little effect on June's strong consumer confidence, according to the Conference Board's monthly survey of 5,000 households.

Indeed, June's preliminary score placed the overall index at 137.6 points, its highest mark since the survey began in 1969. June's score bested February's record of 137.4 points and erased a near one-point drop to 136.3 in May. Despite such dips, the Consumer Confidence Index has rem

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