US consumer confidence slightly up in latest wk-ABC

NEW YORK, Feb 9 (BestGrowthStock) – ABC News said on Tuesday that
its weekly measure of U.S. consumer confidence inched up in the
latest report, repeating slight fluctuations it has made since
the year began as Americans reassess their personal finances.

The ABC Consumer Comfort Index rose to -48 for the week
ended Feb. 8 from the prior week’s reading of -49, according to
the report.

The gauge remains near its record low of -54, which it
first hit in the week to Dec. 1, 2008, and then again in the
week to Jan. 25, 2009.

For 2009, the index had an average reading of -40, marking
its worst year on record since the survey began. It has not
seen positive ground since March 2007.

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NATIONAL PERSONAL BUYING
W/E CCI ECONOMY FINANCES CLIMATE
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2/8 -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. 8 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3
percentage points.

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US consumer confidence slightly up in latest wk-ABC