US consumer spending up slight 0.

US consumer spending up slight 0.2 percent
Associated Press

In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, photo, shoppers wait on line at the checkout counter to purchase goods at an H&M store, in Atlanta. U. S. consumers increased their spending in December at a slower pace, while their income grew by the largest amount in eight years. Income surged because companies rushed to pay dividends before income taxes increased on high-earners. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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