Consumer Sentiment Falls Unexpectedly in February


Record a mixed-bag week for the U.S. economy: The downtrend in continuing unemployment claims resumed in a big way (down by 43,000), the Dow battled to remain above 10,000 despite the continually-evolving Greek debt saga, but consumer sentiment underperformed. The Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers measure consumer sentiment: Their preliminary index for February fell to 73.7 from 74.4 in January, Reuters reported Friday.