U.S. consumer comfort bounces back in time for holiday shopping

THE BLOOMBERG Consumer Comfort Index increased to 61.7 last week from 60.5 the week prior. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE
THE BLOOMBERG Consumer Comfort Index increased to 61.7 last week from 60.5 the week prior. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE
ATLANTA – Americans’ confidence is rebounding - just in time for holiday shopping and reversing most of a recent slide that threatened to sour the season for United States retailers. Bloomberg’s Consumer Comfort Index rose to 61.7 from 60.5 in the week ended Dec. 1, according to a report issued Thursday. Among the gauge’s three…

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