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Consumer sentiment highest since July 2007

Personal finances, national economy contribute to better mood in October

FOOTLOOSE AND FANCY-FREE: Despite concerns about the global economic meltdown, escalating military conflicts, and rising concerns about Ebola, survey data shows no signs of fear and panic affecting the consumer sector.

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US consumer sentiment rose in October to the highest in more than seven years, boosted by views on personal finances and the national economy, a survey released on Friday showed. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary October reading on the overall index on

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