REFILE-US consumer confidence down in latest wk-ABC

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NEW YORK, Feb 16 (BestGrowthStock) – ABC News said on Tuesday that
its weekly gauge of U.S. consumer confidence slipped in the
latest report, further stalling in deeply negative territory as
Americans’ views on personal finances continue to dwindle.

The ABC Consumer Comfort Index edged down to -49 for the
week ended Feb. 14 from -48 last week.

This marks the fifth straight week the index has been
caught in a two-point range, though it has steered clear from
its record low of -54, first hit in the week to Dec. 1, 2008,
and then again in the week to Jan. 25, 2009.

With a year average reading of -48 in 2009 — its worst on
record since the survey began — ABC’s index has still not seen
positive ground since March 2007.

——POSITIVE VIEWS ON——-

NATIONAL PERSONAL BUYING
W/E CCI ECONOMY FINANCES CLIMATE
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2/14 -49 8 44 24
2/7 -48 8 47 23
1/31 -49 9 45 22
1/24 -48 8 47 23
1/17 -49 9 45 23
1/10 -47 9 46 24
1/3 -41 9 51 28
12/29 -44 8 47 29
12/22 -42 7 50 30
12/13 -45 7 47 29
12/6 -47 8 44 28

The ABC News consumer confidence survey was based on a
sample of about 1,000 interviews conducted in the four weeks
ending Feb. 14 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3
percentage points.

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REFILE-US consumer confidence down in latest wk-ABC