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US consumer confidence rose in September to its highest level since the Great Recession, according to Conference Board figures released Tuesday. The Board's consumer confidence index rose to 104.1, up from 101.8 in August. "Consumers are more upbeat about the short-term employment outlook but somewhat neutral about business conditions and income prospects," Lynn Franco, the Board's head of economic indicators, said in a statement.
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) — Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto the defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of attacks about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement and intelligence agencies remain extremely concerned that violent extremists will eventually flow out of Syria and Iraq and into other countries in hopes of committing attacks, FBI Director James Comey told Congress on Tuesday.