In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, photo, a Honda Accord is for sale at a Honda car dealership in Des Plaines, Ill. Holiday shopping, strong auto sales and a recovering housing market

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In this Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, photo, a Honda Accord is for sale at a Honda car dealership in Des Plaines, Ill. Holiday shopping, strong auto sales and a recovering housing market helped boost the U.S. economy from the middle of November through early January, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) less 

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