According to Reuters, consumer confidence in the U.S. slipped in September as more Americans grew gloomy about their financial futures.

The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index of consumer attitudes fell to 79.7 from a revised 81.8 in August, compared to economists' expectations for 79.9.

The expectations index fell to 84.1 from an upwardly revised 89.0 in August. Consumers, however, were a little more optimistic about their current standing, with the present situation index rising to 73.2 from a revised 70.9 in August.