CONSUMER CONFIDENCE IS UP, SURVEY SHOWS

WASHINGTON -- Retailers are getting good news about consumer confidence levels, measures often used as indicators of future shopper spending. Consumer confidence hit its highest point of 1996 in December, attaining a second consecutive monthly gain, according to the Conference Board's latest survey.The confidence level in December stood at 113.8, up 4.3 points from November's revised figure, which

WASHINGTON -- Retailers are getting good news about consumer confidence levels, measures often used as indicators of future shopper spending. Consumer confidence hit its highest point of 1996 in December, attaining a second consecutive monthly gain, according to the Conference Board's latest survey.

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