NEW YORK — Even as summer draws to an end, consumers seem to be counting on sunnier days. Improved outlooks on future job prospects and the economy fueled a pickup in consumer confidence in July.
Still, Americans clearly remain edgy about the economy, and the 4.3 percent August rise in the confidence index did not offset the 6.9 percent drop last month, according to the Conference Board’s monthly survey of 5,000 households.
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