The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index finished the year as it began — with indications of the public’s continuing anxiety about the economy.
The index fell 1.8 points in December to 52.5 from 54.3 in November. The December dip left the measure of the public’s financial well-being and its two components below the sluggish levels at which they began the year.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"