SURVEY SAYS CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS STILL RISING

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Consumer confidence rose for the seventh consecutive month in May, the longest upward trend in the 32-year history of the survey."Neither the crisis in Kosovo nor recent price surges at the gas pump have cooled consumer optimism," said Lynn Franco, associate director of the Conference Board's Consumer Research Center. "Low inflation and a strong job market are providing a durable

WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Consumer confidence rose for the seventh consecutive month in May, the longest upward trend in the 32-year history of the survey.

"Neither the crisis in Kosovo nor recent price surges at the gas pump have cooled consumer optimism," said Lynn Franco, associate director of the Conference Board's Consumer Research Center. "Low inflation and a strong job market are providing a durable foundation for historically high levels of consumer confidence. Consumers continue to

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