Consumer confidence improves

04/28/2010 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The Conference Board reported an increase in consumer confidence, saying the gains reflected an improvement in the country's labor market. However, consumer sentiment will be tested as federal stimulus programs come to an end. The economic recovery depends on the willingness of consumers to spend, and personal consumption has grown only slightly since last summer.

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