Consumer Confidence Index Rises In August

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Carla Vanegas shops in the Amazing Discount store on August 27, 2013... News PhotoBusiness,Finance,Florida - US State,Gulf Coast States,Horizontal,Merchandise,Miami,Store,USAPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesMIAMI, FL - AUGUST 27: Carla Vanegas shops in the Amazing Discount store on August 27, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Conference Board announced today that its index of consumer confidence rose to 81.5 this month from a revised 81.0 in July. Some economists reportedly had expected the latest index to edge slightly lower to 79.1. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)