April 28, 2015 / 2:18 PM / 3 years ago

U.S. consumer confidence sinks in April

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly slumped in April, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

People are seen walking through Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, New York February 22, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes fell to 95.2 from an upwardly revised 101.4 in March. Economists were looking for a reading of 102.5, according to a Reuters poll.

The March figure was originally reported as 101.3.

Reporting By Michael Connor in New York; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli

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