WASHINGTON (FNS) -- Consumer confidence surged in December, gaining more than six points to set another 28-year record as shoppers reacted warmly to continuing high employment. According to figures released this month by the Conference Board in New York, the Consumer Confidence Index rose 6.4 points against November to 134.5 in December. December's hike, which followed a 4.7-point increase in November, more than erased October's 6.8-point dip against September. December's record-setting ...

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