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U.S. consumer confidence weakens in February

Staff Writer |
U.S. consumer sentiment weakened in February, according to the final reading from the University of Michigan.

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The consumer sentiment index printed at 96.3, better than the preliminary estimate of 95.7 but below January's 13-year high of 98.5 and the reading of 91.7 in February 2016.

Meanwhile, the current economic conditions index nudged up to 111.5 in February from 111.3 the previous month and 106.8 in the same month last year.

The index of consumer expectations fell to 86.5 from 90.3 in January, but was up from 81.9 in February 2016.

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