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US consumer confidence declined in October following successive gains in the prior two months, according to Conference Board figures released Tuesday. The Board's consumer confidence index fell to 98.6, down from September's downward-revised result of 103.5. "Consumers' assessment of current business and employment conditions softened, while optimism regarding the short-term outlook retreated somewhat," Lynn Franco, the board's head of economic indicators, said in a statement.
By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State said on Tuesday that fighters loyal to its movement attacked a police training college in Quetta in southwest Pakistan in a raid that officials said killed 59 people and wounded more than 100. Pakistani authorities have blamed another militant group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), for the late-Monday siege, though the Islamic State claim included photographs of three alleged attackers.