A measure of U.S. consumer sentiment rose in August, a positive sign for household spending heading into the fall.
The University of Michigan on Friday said its consumer-sentiment index was 96.8 in August, up from 93.4 in July, but down from a preliminary August reading of 97.6. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal had expected a final August reading of 97.3.
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September 01, 2017 10:35 ET (14:35 GMT)