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Consumer spending just keeps on improving

NEW YORK — Americans didn’t stop splurging after the holidays. They braved snowstorms and shopped in force in January, handing retailers like Costco, Victoria’s Secret and Macy’s surprisingly strong sales. Along with two encouraging economic reports — the biggest service ...

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Fast growth in service sector points to more jobs

WASHINGTON — Activity at manufacturing and service companies has reached a level not seen since before the recession, suggesting a stronger year for hiring. Some economists are even hopeful that Friday’s employment report may be better than first thought, based ...

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