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Consumer spending up moderate 0.3 percent in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers increased their spending moderately in July, as wages and salaries made their biggest jump in eight months. Spending rose 0.3 percent in July, helped by purchases of big-ticket items such as cars, the Commerce Department ...

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Economists predict increase in consumer spending

WASHINGTON — Consumer spending is likely to pick up this year, while government spending declines at a faster rate, according to a survey of business economists. The economists predict that the U.S. economy will grow 2.4 percent this year and ...

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US consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in July

WASHINGTON — Americans spent at the fastest pace in five months in July after earning a little more. The increase in income and consumer spending could help boost an economy mired in subpar growth. Consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in ...

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Consumer spending down in March, income rose

WASHINGTON — Americans increased their spending more slowly in March, suggesting some are worried that their paychecks aren’t growing fast enough. The Commerce Department said Monday that consumer spending increased just 0.3 percent last month after a 0.9 percent gain ...

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