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Consumer Confidence


Business Outlook: THE WEEK AHEAD

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 10 a.m.

The Conference Board's index of consumer confidence probably rebounded a bit, to 90, in September, after dipping 2.5%, to 89, in August. That's the median forecast of economists surveyed by MMS International, a division of McGraw-Hill Inc. Although the confidence index has returned to its prerecession levels, consumers remain wary about job prospects.JAMES C. COOPER AND KATHLEEN MADIGAN


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