American consumers are feeling confident about current economic conditions but are a bit warier about the future.
Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index was
essentially unchanged in July, dipping to 97.3 from a revised 97.4 in
June. The business group's index includes consumers' assessment of the
economy now and what they expect over the next six months. Their view of
today's economy rose to the highest level since September, but their
outlook slipped.. . . more