U.S. consumer comfort nears 17-year high as economic view gains

AMERICAN CONSUMER SENTIMENT approached a 17-year high last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE
AMERICAN CONSUMER COMFORT approached a 17-year high last week. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE
NEW YORK - Americans’ sentiment approached a 17-year high last week on increasingly upbeat views of the economy and personal finances, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. Highlights of consumer comfort (Week ended July 1) Weekly index increased to 57.6, the fourth straight advance, from 57.3; the best reading since 58.1 in April, which…

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