9/1/2010

The Consumer Confidence Index is at 53.5 after two months of declines, up from a revised 51.0 in July, as Americans are still concerned about unemployment. The number beats the 50.5 projected by economists surveyed by Thomson Reuters. A healthy economy has a confidence level of 90 and above, which has not been reached since the start of the recession in December 2007.

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