U.S. consumer confidence jumps to highest level since 2001

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE climbed in December to the highest level since August 2001, according to the New York-based Conference Board. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO
CONSUMER CONFIDENCE climbed in December to the highest level since August 2001, according to the New York-based Conference Board. / BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO
WASHINGTON - Consumer confidence climbed in December to the highest level since August 2001 as Americans were more upbeat about the outlook than at any time in the last 13 years, according to a report Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board. Key points The confidence index increased to 113.7 (forecast was 109) from a…
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