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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, file photo, passers-by examine a storefront window in Boston's fashionable Newbury Street shopping district. U.S. consumer confidence dipped slightly in October as a new wave of coronavirus cases began across the country. The Conference Board reported Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020,  that its consumer confidence index fell to a reading of 100.9, from 101.8 in September. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Consumer confidence dips to 100.9 as virus spreads in US

Oct. 27, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence dipped slightly in October as a new wave of coronavirus cases appeared across the country. The Conference Board reported Tuesday that its consumer confidence index fell to a reading of 100.9, from 101.8 in September, but still remains well below...

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2020, file photo, a passerby walks past a hiring sign while entering a Target store in Westwood, Mass. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 7.9% in September, but hiring is slowing and many Americans have given up looking for work, the government said Friday, Oct. 2, in the final jobs report before the voters decide whether to give President Donald Trump another term. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

AP Explains: 5 key takeaways from the September jobs report

Oct. 2, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Just how resilient is the U.S. economy’s recovery from the coronavirus recession? The weakening of the nation's job-generating machine in September — for a third straight month — reinforced doubts. In an ordinary month in an ordinary year, the adding of 661,000...