Italian Retail Sales As Consumer Confidence Rises Amid Household Optimism

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A pedestrian uses a smartphone as she sits on a bench near shops and... News PhotoBench,Business,Corporate Business,Debt Ceiling,Economy,Environment,Europe,European Union Currency,Eurozone Debt Crisis,Finance,Gross Domestic Product,Horizontal,Italy,Pedestrian,Portable Information Device,Restaurant,Sitting,Smart Phone,Store,Wireless TechnologyPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergA pedestrian uses a smartphone as she sits on a bench near shops and restaurants in Pescara, Italy, on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013. Italian consumer confidence rose this month more than economists expected as households grew optimistic amid expectations that the government would cut a property tax. Photographer: Marc Hill/Bloomberg via Getty Images