A measure of consumers' attitudes rose this month because of higher income households.
The Commerce Department says personal income rose 0.2-percent in August, while spending was flat.
U.S. stock-index futures rose early on Friday, as Deutsche Bank concerns pressured global banking stocks and Wall Street awaited U.S. inflation data.
If history repeats, stocks could be in for a sweet end to the year.
CNBC takes a look which Asian stock indexes rose and fell so far this year in a low growth, volatile environment.
Our live blog tracked market reaction Deutsche Bank's US-listed rose 13 percent on reports the bank is nearing DOJ settlements.
The "Fast Money" traders discuss the trade on USO, the U.S. oil fund ETF that rose 2 percent following OPEC's reported agreement to curb oil production.
U.S. sovereign bond prices rose on Thursday, as U.S. stocks turned lower amid a drop in the financials.
U.S. stock-index futures rose slightly on Wednesday, ahead of a flurry of speakers from the Federal Reserve, including Janet Yellen.
U.S. sovereign bond prices broadly rose on Tuesday.