Consumer Sentiment

December 21, 2012 - 5:33 PM
In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 photo, a person exits a business with a "Closing Sale" sign, in Philadelphia. Confidence among U.S. consumers has sunk to its lowest point since July, according to a monthly index released Friday, Dec. 21, 2012. The University of Michigan says its consumer sentiment index for December fell to 72.9, a sharp drop from the November reading of 82.7. The November figure was a five-year high. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)