consumer confidence, near an all time low, fell 4 points THIS WEEK
according to abc
No Springtime for Consumer Sentiment - ABC News Consumer Comfort Index
indeed, the business cycle dating committee of the national bureau of economic research (LOL!) was sadly and "unusal[ly]" unable to proclaim the recession over: “the committee decided that the determination of the trough date on the basis of current data would be premature”
damn trough dates...