U.S. consumers rebound to boost spending 2.4% as income jumps

U.S. CONSUMER SPENDING increased by 2.4% in January. /AP FILE PHOTO/MARK LENNIHAN
U.S. CONSUMER SPENDING increased by 2.4% in January. /AP FILE PHOTO/MARK LENNIHAN
WASHINGTON (AP) – Bouncing back from months of retrenchment, America's consumers stepped up their spending by a solid 2.4% in January in a sign that the economy may be making a tentative recovery from the pandemic recession. Friday’s report from the Commerce Department also showed that personal incomes, which provide the fuel for spending, jumped…

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