FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, file photo, shoppers leave a store in Salem, N.H. Still, consumers made up the difference by saving less for a third straight month, a troubling trend. The Commerce Department said Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, that consumer spending increased 0.8 percent in September from August. That followed a 0.5 percent gain in August and was the best showing since February.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

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FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, file photo, shoppers leave a store in Salem, N.H. Still, consumers made up the difference by saving less for a third straight month, a troubling trend. The Commerce Department said Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, that consumer spending increased 0.8 percent in September from August. That followed a 0.5 percent gain in August and was the best showing since February.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, file photo, shoppers leave a store in Salem, N.H. Still, consumers made up the difference by saving less for a third straight month, a troubling trend. The Commerce Department said Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, that consumer spending increased 0.8 percent in September from August. That followed a 0.5 percent gain in August and was the best showing since February.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
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