Consumer Sentiment In November Strengthens For Second Month

By Steve GoldsteinMarketWatch Pulse

Consumer sentiment took an upward turn for the second month, with the preliminary reading of the University of Michigan index rising to a reading of 93.1 in November from 90 in October. That's above the 91 reading expected in a MarketWatch-compiled economist poll, and the November result puts it back on par with July's levels.

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