U.S. consumer comfort gains on better personal financial outlook

THE BLOOMBERG Consumer Comfort Index edged up to 61.8 last week, nearing an almost two-decade high. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J BLUE
THE BLOOMBERG Consumer Comfort Index edged up to 61.8 last week, nearing an almost two-decade high. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J BLUE
NEW YORK – A weekly measure of Americans’ sentiment reached the second-highest level since 2000, adding to indications consumers remain generally upbeat even as respondents said in a monthly poll that they were somewhat less upbeat about their expectations for the economy. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index edged up to 61.8 in the week ended…

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