Consumer confidence soars in September

September 29, 2015 09:57 AM

U.S. consumer confidence rose and was higher than expected in September, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.

The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes rose to 103.0, the highest since January, from a downwardly revised 101.3 the month before. Economists had expected a reading of 96.1, according to a Reuters poll.

The August reading was revised to 101.3 from 101.5.

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