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Final Dec Consumer Sentiment Eases

Final Dec Consumer Sentiment Eases

U.S. consumers sojourn upbeat about a economy as 2014 draws to a close, according to a consult of households released
Tuesday. Optimism about a destiny picked adult further.

The Thomson-Reuters/University of Michigan final Dec view index slipped somewhat to 93.6 from a preliminary
level of 93.8, according to a source who has seen a numbers. Both Dec readings are good above a final November
reading of 88.8.

The finish Dec reading is nearby a 93.8 reading approaching by economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal.

This month’s final stream conditions index fell to 104.8 from a early Dec reading of 105.7. The expectations
index rose to 86.4 from 86.1. Expectations are during their top reading given Jan 2007.

Household certainty has risen given a summer, coinciding with a high dump in gasoline prices. Cheap appetite along
with a stronger gait of employing has supposing a financial asset to consumers.

Additionally, with gasoline prices down, acceleration expectations sojourn low.

According to a Michigan survey, a final Dec one-year acceleration expectations edged down to 2.8% from a 2.9%
expected progressing this month. Inflation expectations covering a subsequent 5 to 10 years also fell to 2.8% from 2.9%.

Write to Kathleen Madigan during kathleen.madigan@wsj.com

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