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Consumer spending on the rise

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According to the Commerce Department, consumer spending is on the rise in the United States.

Spending rose 0.7 percent in February, the largest increase in five months. The reason behind the increase in spending is a 1.1 percent increase in income.

About 70 percent of the nation's economic activity is comprised of consumer spending.

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