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U.S. consumer sentiment surged to a 13-year high as Americans’ perceptions of the economy and their own finances rebounded following several major hurricanes, a University of Michigan survey showed Friday.
Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (October, preliminary)
-Sentiment index rose to 101.1 (est. 95), highest since Jan. 2004, from 95.1 in Sept.
-Current conditions gauge, which measures Americans’ perceptions of their finances, jumped to 116.4, highest since Nov. 2000, from 111.7
-Expectations measure increased to 91.3, highest since Jan. 2004, from 84.4