Fall ??????? I don't get it....
Consumer sentiment falls in April to 3-month low
The University of Michigan-Thomson Reuters consumer-sentiment gauge fell to a final April reading of 76.4 -- the lowest result since January -- from a final March reading of 78.6, reports said Friday. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected a final April reading of 74. A preliminary April gauge pegged the level at 72.3. In April consumers faced negative news on jobs and federal spending, though they also saw stocks rise and gasoline prices decline. In addition, they've been hit by higher payroll taxes. The sentiment gauge, which covers how consumers view their personal finances as well as business and buying ... (full story)