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Thursday, Feb 21
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rises to -33.4 from -35.9 last week. It's the 3rd...
The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index rises to -33.4 from -35.9 last week. It's the 3rd consecutive gain and the February increase has erased all of January's slide. The economy "getting better" segment shows little improvement, remaining at 29%, well off the cycle high of 37% in November (36% say it's getting worse). Little movement in unemployment, higher taxes, and gasoline prices up $0.44 in 5 weeks may have something to do with that.