- The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index barely slips to -29.7 from -29.4 last week, but beneath the headline number lurks trouble as the national economy subindex retreats to -60.2. It's a sharp retreat from the early August level of -45.1.
- Nevertheless, the headline print is on track to end the year with its best annual average (currently -30.9) of any of the last five years.
Consumer comfort index slips just a bit
Oct 10 2013, 09:45 ET