U.S. consumer confidence unexpectedly jumps to 18-year high

UNITED STATE CONSUMER CONFIDENCE was the highest it has been in 18 years in September. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL
NEW YORK - United States consumer confidence unexpectedly jumped to the highest in 18 years in September, according to a report Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board, on brighter assessments of economic expectations and the present situation. Highlights of consumer confidence (September) Confidence  index increased to 138.4 (estimated 132.1) from an upwardly revised 134.7 in August (previous…

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