Consumer Companies Tick Up After Mixed Economic Data -- Consumer Roundup

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Shares of retailers and other consumer-services companies ticked up after mixed economic data.

Personal-consumption expenditures, a measure of household spending on everything from groceries to medical care, increased a seasonally adjusted 0.4% in April from the prior month, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

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Separately, the Conference Board said Tuesday its index of consumer confidence fell to 117.9 in May from April's final reading of 119.4.

Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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May 30, 2017 17:20 ET (21:20 GMT)