My Bush Boom Just Went All Sentimental On Me

From Holden:

A surprising drop in consumer sentiment shocks the markets.

U.S. stocks slipped on Friday after a report showed U.S. consumer sentiment, a key to consumer spending, fell more than expected in August, suggesting higher gasoline prices are eating into Americans’ household budgets.


Consumer sentiment declined to 89.1 in August from 96.5 in the previous month, according to final figures from the University of Michigan. Economists had expected the index to fall to 92.7.