U.S. consumer sentiment eased in Oct., missing forecasts

UNITED STATES consumer sentiment unexpectedly declined in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE
UNITED STATES consumer sentiment unexpectedly declined in October. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE
NEW YORK - United States consumer sentiment unexpectedly dipped in October to a still-elevated level amid slightly dimmer views of personal finances and the long-term economic outlook, a University of Michigan report showed Friday. Highlights of Michigan sentiment (Oct., preliminary) Sentiment index fell to 99 (estimated 100.5) from prior month’s 100.1 Current conditions gauge decreased to 114.4…
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