According to survey figures released Tuesday, statewide consumer confidence fell again this month, surpassing a 16-year low recorded in March.
The results of the monthly University of Florida survey was one of several pieces of unpleasant economic news that came out Tuesday. Among the others:
• A national home-price survey showed that the South Florida market was the second-fastest-falling in the nation in February.
• A study found that Florida ranked fourth in the nation for the number of mortgage foreclosures during the first quarter.