US consumer confidence dips in July but stays near 5-year high on stronger outlook for hiring

  • by: MARTIN CRUTSINGER , AP Economics Writer
  • Updated: July 30, 2013 - 10:35 AM

WASHINGTON — Americans' confidence in the economy fell only slightly in July but stayed close to a 5 ½-year high, a sign that consumers should continue to help drive growth in the coming months.

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