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- Consumer borrowing rose $18.2 billion in October Updated: Dec-06-13 3:33 pm
- US economy grows at 3.6 percent rate in 3rd qtr. Updated: Dec-05-13 9:25 am
- US service sector grows at slower pace last month Updated: Dec-04-13 11:13 am
- US consumer confidence falls to 7-month low Updated: Nov-26-13 11:25 am
- Solid Oct. retail sales lift hopes for US economy Updated: Nov-20-13 4:53 pm
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers ramped up spending in November on cars, appliances and furniture and made more purchases online, signaling growing confidence in the economy at the start of the holiday shopping season.
WASHINGTON - Americans boosted their borrowing in October, led by another big increase in auto and student loans and the biggest rise in credit card debt in five months.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew at a 3.6 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest since early 2012. But nearly half the growth came from a buildup in business stockpiles, a trend that could reverse in the current quarter and hold back growth.
WASHINGTON - U.S. service sector firms grew in November at the weakest pace since June, evidence that cautious spending by consumers and businesses may be slowing growth.
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers' confidence in the economy fell in November to the lowest level in seven months, dragged down by greater concerns about hiring and pay in the coming months.
WASHINGTON - An increase in shopping last month during the partial government shutdown suggests that the U.S. economy may be more resilient than some have feared.