Report: U.S. Consumer Spending Holding at Slightly Higher Levels
Aug 9, 2012
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Daily spending by Americans averaged $73 in July 2012, compared to June 2012's $70 average and July 2011's $74 average, according to Gallup Daily tracking.

Gallup noted that the data suggests little movement in consumer spending in the short term, but it sees a broad trend toward increased spending since the sharp drop after the 2008 holiday selling season.

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