Consumer spending down 1 percent in October – AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the financial crisis was gaining force, Americans cut back on their spending in October by the largest amount since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

The Commerce Department reported Wednesday that consumer spending plunged by 1 percent last month, even worse than the 0.9 percent decline that had been expected. Personal incomes were up 0.3 percent last month, slightly better than the 0.1 percent gain analysts had expected.

via Consumer spending down 1 percent in October: Financial News – Yahoo! Finance

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