WASHINGTON -- Consumers remained uneasy about the U.S. economy this month and said they are less optimistic about jobs and income in the months ahead, according to the latest consumer confidence survey released yesterday by the Conference Board.

The business research organization's index for consumer confidence edged down to 76.3, from 77.7 in July, marking the second monthly decline in a row. The index is based on a 1985 reading of 100.

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