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January 2, 2014

After two months of decline in the wake of the partial government shutdown, consumer confidence has bounced back to its highest level since September, according to The Conference Board.

December's index came in at 78.1, up from an upwardly revised figure of 72.0 in November and 72.4 in October.

September 24, 2013

After making marginal progress in August, the Consumer Confidence Index dipped back down to 79.7 in September, according to The Conference Board.

Though September's figures are down from August's upwardly revised metric of 81.8, they still demonstrate substantial year-over-year growth compared with September 2012, when consumer confidence was at 68.4.