PUBLIC WARY, NOT PANICKY: CONFERENCE BOARD

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- American consumers may be getting a little spooked by stock market jitters and terrorist attacks overseas, though it's premature to say consumer spending is about to tank, a new report indicates.Consumer confidence, often a bellwether of coming spending trends, fell in August for the second consecutive month, according to the Conference Board's monthly survey of 5,000 households.August's

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- American consumers may be getting a little spooked by stock market jitters and terrorist attacks overseas, though it's premature to say consumer spending is about to tank, a new report indicates.

Consumer confidence, often a bellwether of coming spending trends, fell in August for the second consecutive month, according to the Conference Board's monthly survey of 5,000 households.

August's preliminary Confidence Index of 133.1 is off 4.1 points from July's

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