| Don Sniegowski
| Dec 31 | Trends
NEW YORK—The Consumer Confidence Index has improved in December. The index now stands at 96.5 (1985=100), which is up from 92.6 in November, according to The Conference Board.
Consumer confidence improved in December, following a moderate decrease in November," said Lynn Franco, director of economic indicators at The Conference Board. "As 2015 draws to a close, consumers' assessment of the current state of the economy remains positive, particularly their assessment of the job market. Looking ahead to 2016, consumers are expecting little change in both business conditions and the labor market. Expectations regarding their financial outlook are mixed, but the optimists continue to outweigh the pessimists."
Although overall confidence was up, consumers were somewhat...