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Consumer Sentiment Falls

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The University of Michigan's gauge of consumer sentiment recorded a slight decline in August, showing consumers remain a bit nervous about the health of the economy. Though nervous, we still seem to be spending. Both retailers and housing starts posted recent gains.

So just where is the economy headed? Gene Sperling's recent article "The Insider's Guide to Economic Forecasting" can help you make sense of the numbers.

Last updated: Aug 19, 2003




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