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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer confidence rebounded more than expected in September amid an improvement in labor market views, but it remained below levels that prevailed before the COVID-19 pandemic struck the nation early this year. FILE PHOTO: A shopper is seen wearing a mask while shopping at a Walmart store in Bradford, Pennsylvania, U.S. July 20, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo. The surge in confidence reported by the Conference Board on Tuesday came despite a resurgence in new coronavirus cases in some parts of the country and as government help for businesses and the unemployed dries up. Consumers also appeared to shrug off growing uncertainty ahead of the Nov. 3 presidential election. Full story

29 September