Minor Lift For Final Consumer Sentiment Reading In July As Partisan Divide Remains

By Steve Goldstein Markets MarketWatch Pulse

The final reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment survey for July was lifted to 93.4 from a preliminary 93.1. That's a decline, however, from June's level of 95.1. The difference on the expectations index between Democrats and Republicans was 45 index points, the University of Michigan said.

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