June confidence hits 5-year high

Gains in jobs, home prices lift consumer index to 81.4

Posted: June 26, 2013 at 3:45 a.m.

The flagship Walgreens store in the Empire State Building in New York is seen in May. A measure of consumer confidence rose in June to the best reading since January 2008.

The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index jumped to 81.4 this month. That’s the best reading since January 2008.

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Business, Pages 25 on 06/26/2013