Better job prospects and cheaper gasoline could be putting consumers in a better mood for shopping as the second half of the retail year gets under way.
On Tuesday, The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index rose for the fourth consecutive month, to its highest level since October 2007, while the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs’ chain-store sales index rose on a year-over-year and week-on-week basis for just the second time in four weeks.
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