The Week Ahead

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The Conference Board's index of consumer confidence probably rose to 66 in May, say economists surveyed by MMS International, a unit of McGraw-Hill Inc. If so, that would be the third strong increase in a row. In April, consumer confidence rose by 8 points, to 64.8. Feelings about current economic conditions and the economy's future six months from now both showed improved optimism in April.

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