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U.S. consumer confidence at more than 4-year high in Oct

Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 1:59 PM ET

NEW YORK, Nov 1 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence rose in October to its highest in more than four years, according to a private sector report released on Thursday.

The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes gained to 72.2 from a downwardly revised 68.4 in September. It was the highest level since February 2008, though it came in shy of economists' estimates for 72.5.

September was originally reported as 70.3.

(Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by James Dalgleish)