News roundup: American consumer confidence plunges on government shutdown … Renewable chemicals ride demand for natural products … As stimulus tab rises for Fed, worries grow it may require a bailout

    That sinking feeling: Americans' confidence in the economy fell this month to the lowest level since April, as many worried about the impact of a 16-day partial government shutdown. The Conference Boa…

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