Magic Number of the Day: 7.6

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Shoppers in San Francisco.

That’s the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index for people earning more than $100,000, according to data for the week ended April 29. It’s been in the positive range for this high-earning group for six consecutive weeks, according to Langer Research Associates, which produces the index.

The index, which asks respondents to evaluate the national economy, their personal finances and the buying climate on a range from negative 100 to positive 100, was in the negative range for every other income group, including minus 73.5 for people earning less than $15,000. The index was minus 37.6 overall.

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