More bad news for retails: Shoppers' worries about juggling rising gas and food prices and other household costs pushed the Consumer Confidence Index down sharply in March. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Inflation-worries-push-apf-1954887602.html?x=0&sec=topStories&pos=main&asset=&ccode= The Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index fell more than expected to 63.4 from a revised 72.0 in February. Economists expected a decline to 65.4, according to FactSet. A reading of 90 indicates a healthy economy. The index hasn't approached that level since the recession began in December 2007.