CONSUMER CONFIDENCE SURVEY

A new report says consumer confidence among upstate residents is at its highest point in more than five years.
Overall confidence, including current and future confidence, according to a survey by the Siena Research.
Meanwhile, about 68 percent of upstate consumers said gas prices are having a very serious or somewhat serious impact on their financial condition.
Buying plans were up in all major categories last month, including vehicles, computers, furniture, homes and major home improvements.

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