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Consumer Comfort in U.S. Little Changed Near Three-Month High

  • Measures of economic conditions, personal finances eased
  • Sentiment worsened for Americans earning more than $50,000

Consumer confidence cooled in the final week of January as American households tempered their views about the economy and their finances.

The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index eased to 44.2 in the period ended Jan. 31 from a three-month high of 44.6. Last week marked just the second decline since the end of November for the sentiment gauge, which is holding above the 2015 average.