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U.S. consumer spending fell for the first time in eight months in September, but a rise in consumer sentiment to more than a seven-year high this month indicated economic growth would remain on solid ground.Consumer spending, which accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity, declined 0.2 percent last month, the first drop since January, after a 0.5 percent increase in August, the Commerce Department said.The economy grew at a 3.5 percent annual pace in the third quarter.Wages and salaries, which account for 70 percent of employment costs, rose 0.8 percent in the third quarter, the largest increase since the second quarter of 2008 .
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