WASHINGTON— Americans were more optimistic about their incomes and personal finances this month, particularly among lower and middle-class households, lifting consumers' outlook. The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index, released Wednesday, rose to 91.3 in November from 90 in the previous month. "The insistence of consumers on discounts in...» Read More
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