The consumer confidence index jumped to 63.3 in May from a downwardly revised 57.7 last month, the Conference Board reported yesterday.

The April index was originally reported as 57.9. Economists polled by Thomson Reuters predicted the index would be 59.0. The present situation index climbed to 30.2 from a downwardly revised 28.2, originally reported as 28.6, while the expectations index increased to 85.3 from an unrevised 77.4 last month.

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