The EconomyThe Conference Board said its consumer confidence index came in at 57.9 in April, from March's reading of 52.3. The level was much higher than the 53.7 reading that economists had been expecting.
Commodities and the DollarThe June delivery crude oil contract traded $1.76 lower to settle at $82.44 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodity markets, the June gold contract gained $8.20 to settle at $1,162.20 an ounce. The