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US Consumer Confidence Jumps To 9-month High

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April 25, 2014 AT 6:28 AM
U.S. consumer confidence surged in April, approaching the highest level since the recession began in 2007 as Americans reported greater optimism about their financial situation and the economy. The University of Michigan says its index of consumer sentiment rose to 84.1 in April from 80 in March. Americans have cut back on debt and benefited from steady hiring and rising stock and home prices. Just 28 percent said this month that their finances were getting worse, down from 37 percent in March and the lowest level since April 2007.