U.S. consumer sentiment fell less than first reported in April

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S final April U.S. sentiment index dropped to 97.2 from 98.4,, beating expectations. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S final April U.S. sentiment index dropped to 97.2 from 98.4,, beating expectations. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - United States consumer sentiment fell less than initially reported in April and was slightly above estimates on upbeat personal-finance expectations and buying conditions. The University of Michigan's final April sentiment index dropped to 97.2 from 98.4 in March, topping the preliminary reading of 96.9 as well as the forecast in Bloomberg’s survey. The…

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