U.S. consumer comfort rises to five-month high on economic views

U.S. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE increased to its highest level since June. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST
U.S. CONSUMER CONFIDENCE increased to its highest level since June. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST
WASHINGTON – Confidence among United States consumers climbed to the highest level in five months as Americans grew more optimistic about the economy and their personal finances. Bloomberg’s index of consumer comfort rose 1.6 points, the most since June, to 63.9 in the week ended Dec. 29, according to a report Thursday. The gauge for…

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