Buyers cheered by gains in hiring

Consumers said willing to spend

Posted: January 1, 2014 at 3:24 a.m.

A shopper stops to take a selfie as crowds pour into the Macy’s Herald Square flagship store in New York on Nov. 28. A new report said consumer confidence rose in December as steady job gains and a surging stock market made Americans more optimistic about the economy and hiring.

U.S. consumer confidence jumped in December on a better outlook for hiring and overall growth, supporting other signs that show the economy could accelerate in 2014.

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