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Topic - Lynn Franco
Americans' confidence in the economy fell slightly in September from August as many people became less optimistic about hiring and pay increases in the next six months.
The nation's leading indicator of consumer confidence took an unexpected tumble in May.
Lynn Franco, an economist at the Conference Board, said consumers — like the stock market — have weighed the pluses and minuses and appear to be going into 2014 with renewed optimism.
"Despite the many challenges throughout 2013, consumers are in better spirits today than when the year began," she said.