NEW YORK (FNS) -- The Conference Board here said last week its Consumer Confidence Index declined for the fifth straight month in February, hitting its lowest level since January 1996, when it registered 100.1. " Still, she added, "While the short-term outlook continues to signal a severe economic downturn, consumers' appraisal of current economic conditions suggests we are still undergoing moderate growth and not a recession." The biggest decline in the monthly report came in its reading ...
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