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US consumer spending up modest 0.2 percent in February

Americans increased their spending by a modest amount in February but the expectation is that spending will be hit hard in coming months reflecting the shutdown of the American economy by the coronavirus. The Commerce Department reported spending edged up ...

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US small businesses are getting upbeat news on the economy

Small business owners have received some upbeat news on the economy this month. Retail sales figures showed that consumers were inspired by unseasonably warm weather to spend on their homes in January, but that overall sales growth was modest. The ...

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US small businesses are getting upbeat news on the economy

Small business owners have received some upbeat news on the economy this month. Retail sales figures showed that consumers were inspired by unseasonably warm weather to spend on their homes in January, but that overall sales growth was modest. The ...

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US housing construction increases 3.2 percent in November

Construction of new homes rose again in November while applications for building permits rose to the highest level in 12 years, both encouraging signs of a rebound in the housing market. The Commerce Department said builders started construction on a ...

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US housing construction increases 3.2 percent in November

Construction of new homes rose again in November while applications for building permits rose to the highest level in 12 years, both encouraging signs of a rebound in the housing market. The Commerce Department said builders started construction on a ...

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