CONSUMER CONFIDENCE FALLS AS JOB WOES LOOM

NEW YORK -- Consumers aren't expecting a lot of good news over the next six months. A decline in October's Consumer Confidence Index to 92.8 from 96.7 last month was dragged down by a 5.9% drop in the Expectations Index, which fell to 92 from 97.7 in September.The fall in the confidence index represents the third consecutive monthly decline, hitting its lowest level since March. The decline also was

NEW YORK -- Consumers aren't expecting a lot of good news over the next six months. A decline in October's Consumer Confidence Index to 92.8 from 96.7 last month was dragged down by a 5.9% drop in the Expectations Index, which fell to 92 from 97.7 in September.

The fall in the confidence index represents the third consecutive monthly decline, hitting its lowest level since March. The decline also was steeper than expected. Topping the list of concerns of those polled were fewer jobs,

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