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More expensive gas pushes up wholesale prices

WASHINGTON — A sharp rise in gasoline costs drove up wholesale prices last month by the most in more than three years. But outside energy and food, price gains were mild. The producer price index, which measures price changes before ...

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Auto sales remain bright spot in darkening economy

DETROIT — U.S. auto sales remained a bright spot in May even as the economy darkened. Many of the biggest carmakers reported double-digit sales gains last month compared with a year earlier. Americans continued to replace their aging vehicles even ...

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Consumer spending slowed 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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