University of Michigan's gauge of consumer sentiment for January rose in the final reading to 81.2, up from 80.4 in the prior reading, and up from 82.5 a month earlier.
Estimates called for a rise to 81.0 Economic conditions index rose to 96.8 from 95.2 in November, while economic outlook rose to 71.2 from 70.9
The 1-year ahead inflation expectations rose to 3.1 percent from 3.0 percent in December, while 5-year inflation expectations remained unchanged at 2.9 percent from 2.9 percent.
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Original headline: University of Michigan consumer sentiment beats estimates, but declines from December
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