Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index drops to an all-time low of 38 in December, from...

|By:, SA News Editor
Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index drops to an all-time low of 38 in December, from November's 44.7. Present Situation plunged to 29.4 from 42.3, while Expectations fell to 43.8 from 46.2. For now, the first half of 2009 looks "quite dismal," it says.