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A cashier rings up a sale at a Target store in Chicago last week. A private research group says that consumer confidence unexpectedly fell this month to the lowest level since November 2011. The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 60.6, down from a revised 65.4 in July. Economists had expected a reading of 66.

associated press A cashier rings up a sale at a Target store in Chicago last week. A private research group says that consumer confidence unexpectedly fell this month to the lowest level since November 2011. The New York-based Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to 60.6, down from a revised 65.4 in July. Economists had expected a reading of 66.

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