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US consumer confidence index falls in latest week-ABC

 NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) - ABC News reported on Tuesday
that its weekly index of U.S. consumer confidence fell in the
latest week, approaching its record low.
 The ABC Consumer Comfort Index fell to -50 for the week
ended Aug. 1 from -48 in the previous week, nearing its
all-time low of -54, which was reached 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
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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 1 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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