Consumer Confidence Dip Is Bad Holiday Omen

Consumer confidence dip is bad holiday omen

A key measure of consumer confidence fell in September, after a gain in the previous month, raising concerns about retail sales in the upcoming holiday season, a research group said Tuesday.

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