US consumer confidence index -45 in latest week-ABC

Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:59pm EDT

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 NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - ABC News reported on Tuesday
that its weekly index of U.S. consumer confidence rose in the
latest week, though it remains deeply negative.
 The ABC Consumer Comfort Index rose to -45 for the
week ending Aug. 15 from -47 in the previous week.
 The index hit an all-time low of -54 in the week to Dec. 1,
2008, and then again in the week to Jan. 25, 2009. The index
has not been in positive territory since March 2007.
               ------POSITIVE VIEWS ON-------
               NATIONAL   PERSONAL    BUYING
W/E       CCI     ECONOMY    FINANCES    CLIMATE
------------------------------------------------
8/15     -47       10         46         26
8/8      -47       10         45         25
8/1      -50        8         43         24
7/25     -48       10         43         25
7/18     -45       11         45         26
7/11     -44       11         45         28
7/3      -42       12         47         28
6/27     -41       12         47         29
6/20     -43       10         48         28
6/13     -45       10         46         26
6/6      -43       12         47         26
5/30     -44       10         48         26
5/23     -45       11         47         25
5/16     -44       12         47         25
5/9      -47       10         45         24
5/2      -47        9         45         25
4/25     -49        9         44         24
4/19     -50        8         43         24
4/11     -47        8         47         25
4/2      -43       10         47         28
3/28     -45        9         46         28
3/21     -44        8         47         29
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
 The ABC News consumer confidence survey was based on a
sample of about 1,000 interviews conducted in the four weeks
ending Aug. 15 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3
percentage points.
(U.S. Treasury desk; Tel: 646-223-6300)
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