Consumer Sentiment Up, Expectations At 31-year Low

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Consumer sentiment inched up in early September, but Americans remained gloomy about the future with a gauge of expectations falling to the lowest level since 1980, a survey released on Friday showed.

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