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US consumers more confident in December despite Omicron

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Washington (AFP) – American consumers were even more confident about the economy in December and less concerned about inflation, despite the rise of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, according to a survey released Wednesday. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index jumped nearly four points to 115.8 compared to the prior month. And November’s index, which originally showed a two-point drop, was revised up to show a modest gain, the research group said. Consumers remain upbeat despite the numerous challenges, “setting the stage for continued growth in early 2022,” said Lynn Franco, head …

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