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U.S. consumer sentiment slips in April amid trade war fears

Staff Writer |
Consumer sentiment in the U.S. deteriorated in April amid trade war worries, according to data from the University of Michigan.

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The consumer sentiment index fell to 97.8 from 101.4 in March, but was up from a reading of 97.0 in April last year.

Meanwhile, the current economic conditions index declined to 115.0 from 121.2 in March, but was higher than the 112.7 from April last year.

The index of consumer expectations printed at 86.8 in April from 88.8 last month and 87.0 in the same month a year ago.

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