Consumer confidence dips in Mass.
A Massachusetts consumer confidence index posted a slight drop in its latest quarterly reading, as consumers fret about the job market and uncertain economic conditions. The index is maintained by Mass Insight Global Partnerships. The index is scaled to a 1985 base of 100, with a reading of less than 100 indicating a negative outlook. The index reading for the third quarter was 81, down from the previous quarter’s reading of 85.