Consumer Reports said that its Consumer Reports Trouble Tracker Index rose for the third straight month in a row, to 58.7. The index was 54.2 last month and 53.4 in February 2010.

There were more folks reporting some financial strain, with 9.7% missing a payment on a major bill, and 3.2% missing a mortgage payment.

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