Consumer confidence hits 138.4 in September, vs. 132 estimate

(From CNBC) Consumer confidence rose in September, notching its highest level in about 18 years. The Conference Board’s index rose to 138.4 this month from 134.7 in August. Economists polled by Reuters expected consumer confidence to dip to 132. “Consumers’ assessment of current conditions remains extremely favorable, bolstered by a strong economy and robust job[…]