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US Consumer Confidence Rises a Second Month to Most Since April

  • The Conference Board’s index climbed to 108 in September
  • Job market, lower gas prices are feeding higher sentiment
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Key Takeaways From the Sept. Consumer Confidence Report
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US consumer confidence rose for a second month in September to the highest since April, indicating a strong job market and lower gas prices are contributing to more optimistic views of the economy.

The Conference Board’s index increased to 108 from a 103.6 reading in August, data Tuesday showed. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for a reading of 104.6.