U.S. consumer confidence fell less than forecast in August

THE CONFERENCE BOARD’S consumer confidence index in August eased to 135.1 this month from a revised 135.8 one month prior. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
THE CONFERENCE BOARD’S consumer confidence index in August eased to 135.1 this month from a revised 135.8 one month prior. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE
WASHINGTON – United States consumer confidence declined in August by less than forecast as Americans’ assessment of current conditions climbed to the highest level in almost 19 years, helped by a job market that remains robust. The Conference Board’s index eased to 135.1 this month from a revised 135.8, according to data from the New…

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