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Friday, September 14, 2012

Consumer Sentiment increases in September to 79.2

by Calculated Risk on 9/14/2012 09:58:00 AM

Consumer Sentiment
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The preliminary Reuters / University of Michigan consumer sentiment index for September increased to 79.2, up from the August reading of 74.3.

This was above the consensus forecast of 73.5 but still fairly low. Sentiment remains weak due to the high unemployment rate, sluggish economy and higher gasoline prices.