U.S. consumer sentiment improves markedly in December

MarketWatch | 12/6/2019 | Greg Robb
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A Black Friday shopper walks back to his car with a television from Best Buy last month in Lone Tree, Colorado.

The numbers: American consumer attitudes improved markedly in December, the University of Michigan said Friday in a preliminary estimate.

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The University of Michigan’s gauge of consumer sentiment rose to a preliminary December reading of 99.2 from a final November reading of 96.8. Economists polled by MarketWatch has expected a December reading of 96.9.

What happened: According to the report, a gauge of consumers’ views on current conditions rose to 115.2 in December from 111.6 in November, while a barometer of their...
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