Consumer Sentiment In U.S. Improves In October

By Jeffry BartashMarketWatch Pulse

Consumer sentiment rose in October, though not as much as a preliminary figure suggested, according to the latest University of Michigan report. The index increased to 90.0 in October from 87.2 in September, though that was below initial 92.1 reading. Economists polled by MarketWatch had expected the index to finish the month at 92.5.

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