In this photo taken Dec. 6, 2010, visitors at shopping mall in Springfield, Ill. The Consumer Confidence Index rose in January to its highest point in eight months but remains well below the levels ... more 
In this photo taken Dec. 6, 2010, visitors at shopping mall in Springfield, Ill. The Consumer Confidence Index rose in January to its highest point in eight months but remains well below the levels indicating a healthy economy. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Seth Perlman
Fri, Jan 28, 2011 7:46 PM EST