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Tag Archives: consumer spending

Consumers spend and earn more, layoffs slow

WASHINGTON — Americans earned more and spent more last month, and the number of people applying for unemployment benefits dropped last week to the lowest level in more than two years. At the same time, demand for long-lasting manufactured goods ...

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Retail sales still sour (access required)

It appears consumers are still a little gun shy. I received two press releases this morning about spending habits and both had the same message: Just because the jobless rate has slowed and the Dow Jones has been climbing from ...

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