Here’s five things to pick up in July because they’re cheaper right now: butter, paint, suits, furniture, and big appliances. Here’s why:
Well, after a quick, hi-energy burst of enthusiasm in the spring, we’re back in the doldrums. The consumer confidence index is down to 49.3, below its May level of 54.8. (A level of 90 would indicate a “solid” economy.) And June sales figures due out next week are expected to show a fairly dismal 6% decline since May.