NEW YORK (AP) -- Consumer confidence rose more strongly than expected in September, which could bode well for holiday retail sales.
The New York-based Conference Board said its Consumer Confidence Index now stands at 141.9, up slightly from the revised 140.8 reported in August but down considerably from the record 144.7 registered in January and May. The index came in slightly above the 141.5 Wall Street analysts were expecting.
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