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U.S. consumer sentiment ends at 14-month high in September

U.S. consumer sentiment finished September at its strongest in more than a year on growing optimism about the economy and more favorable outlook on future income, a survey released on Friday showed.

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan's final September reading on the overall index on consumer sentiment finished at 84.6, the highest since July 2013, up from 82.5 at the end of August.

The late September reading was unchanged from its initial figure and economists polled by Reuters had expected a reading of 84.7.

"The main factor promoting greater confidence in September was more favorable prospects for the domestic economy as well as more favorable personal income expectations," survey director Richard Curtin said in a statement.

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