Latest Canadian Index of Consumer Confidence Stories

2009-04-28 14:14:49

The Conference Board said Tuesday its monthly index of consumer confidence in the United States improved sharply in April. April's 39.2 level was a considerable gain over March's reading of 26.9, the monthly report said. The Consumer Confidence Index assigns the year 1985 a base value of 100. The monthly index is derived from a survey of 5,000 households taken early in the month. Consumer Confidence rose in April to its highest reading in 2009, driven primarily by a significant improvement...

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