Good news for US. The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index increased in August.

The Index now stands at 103.2 (1985=100), up from 95.3 in July.

The Present Situation Index—based on consumers' assessment of current business and labor market conditions

The Present Situation Index—based on consumers' assessment of current business and labor market conditions

The condition of market in US improved to 145.4 from 139.7 last month.

The Present Situation Index—based on consumers' assessment of current business and labor market conditions

The condition of market in US improved to 145.4 from 139.7 last month.

purchasing intentions increased after a July pullback, and vacation intentions reached an 8-month high.

The Present Situation Index—based on consumers' assessment of current business and labor market conditions

The condition of market in US improved to 145.4 from 139.7 last month.

purchasing intentions increased after a July pullback, and vacation intentions reached an 8-month high.

Consumer confidence increased in August after falling for three straight months

The Present Situation Index—based on consumers' assessment of current business and labor market conditions

The condition of market in US improved to 145.4 from 139.7 last month.

purchasing intentions increased after a July pullback, and vacation intentions reached an 8-month high.

Consumer confidence increased in August after falling for three straight months

The Expectations Index likewise improved from July's 9-year low, but remains below a reading of 80, suggesting recession risks continue

The Present Situation Index—based on consumers' assessment of current business and labor market conditions

The condition of market in US improved to 145.4 from 139.7 last month.

purchasing intentions increased after a July pullback, and vacation intentions reached an 8-month high.

Consumer confidence increased in August after falling for three straight months

The Expectations Index likewise improved from July's 9-year low, but remains below a reading of 80, suggesting recession risks continue