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US consumer spending up weak 0.1 percent in July

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers barely increased their spending in July as their income grew more slowly, held back in part by steep government spending cuts that reduced federal workers' salaries. The tepid gains suggest economic growth is off to a weak start in the July-September quarter. The Commerce Department said Friday that consumer spending rose just 0.1 percent in July from the...

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