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Reports: US Consumer Confidence Rises, Inflation Stalls

Economic reports show U.S. consumers are gaining a bit more confidence, while inflation stalls. A separate report found business activity rose in the Chicago area. A University of Michigan study published Friday says more consumers think their financial situation will improve than at any time since 2007. The study is based on hundreds of interviews conducted with households in October. Researchers say employment gains and very low inflation are helping consumers shrug off worries...

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