US consumer confidence surges in latest week -ABC

NEW YORK, March 16 (BestGrowthStock) – ABC News said on Tuesday
that its weekly measure of U.S. consumer confidence spiked in
the latest week to its highest level since early January.

The ABC Consumer Comfort Index ticked up to -43 for the
week ended March 14, compared with -49 the prior week.

It was the gauge’s highest reading since the week to Jan.
3. The index has reached -43 or higher only five times since
October 2008.

The CCI first hit an all-time low of -54 in the week to
Dec. 1, 2008, and then again in the week to Jan. 25, 2009. It
has not seen positive ground since March 2007.

——POSITIVE VIEWS ON——-

NATIONAL PERSONAL BUYING
W/E CCI ECONOMY FINANCES CLIMATE
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3/14 -43 10 46 29
3/7 -49 8 44 25
2/28 -49 8 44 24
2/21 -50 8 43 24
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

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

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US consumer confidence surges in latest week -ABC