Tonya Thomas, of Russellville, Ky., makes her way through the aisles at Best Buy in Bowling Green, Ky. U.S. consumer confidence rose this month to its highest level in almost five years, helped by a better outlook for hiring over the next six months. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 73.7 in November from 73.1 in October. Both are the best readings since February 2008.
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published Tuesday, November 27th, 2012
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WASHINGTON — American consumers are growing more confident about the job market, companies are ordering more equipment and home prices are rising in most major cities.