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August 27, 2013

The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had declined in July, increased slightly in August.

New York -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had declined in July, increased slightly in August. The Index now stands at 81.5, up from 81.0 in July.

March 27, 2012

The Conference Board said that its Consumer Confidence Index pulled back slightly in March, to 70.2, down from 71.6 in February.

New York -- The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index pulled back slightly in March, to 70.2, down from 71.6 in February.

"Consumer Confidence pulled back slightly in March, after rising sharply in February,” said Lynn Franco, director of The Conference Board Consumer Research Center. “The moderate decline was due solely to a less favorable short-term outlook, while consumers’ assessment of current conditions, on the other hand, continued to improve.”

May 31, 2011

Consumer confidence declined in May, according to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.

New York City -- Consumer confidence declined in May, according to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index. The Index now stands at 60.8, down from 66.0 in April. The Present Situation Index decreased to 39.3 from 40.2. The Expectations Index declined to 75.2 from 83.2 last month.