INTERVIEW-Evans says war fears weigh on U.S. consumers

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DETROIT, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Commerce Secretary Don Evans said on Thursday worries about a possible U.S. war with Iraq were among the biggest factors weighing on the confidence of U.S. consumers, which fell to nine-year lows in October. "You've got concerns of a war, people are a little uncertain about that and what that means, and so it's caused them to be a little anxious," Evans said. He spoke in a brief interview with Reuters after a meeting with automotive suppliers in Detroit. "I ...

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