US September consumer confidence jumps more than 15 points to 101.8

Washington (AFP) – US consumer confidence jumped to 101.8 in September, The Conference Board reported on Tuesday, ending months of decline with a 15 point-plus gain from August despite no new federal stimulus.Indices measuring consumers’ expectations for present and future conditions also improved, the research firm said, as did outlooks about the labor market and general business conditions.Confidence among consumers in the United States has wavered in recent months as the country grapples with the world’s worst coronavirus outbreak.The economy has also been hampered by the deadlock in Congre…

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