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Strong consumer spending seen underpinning U.S. economy

In this June 14, 2019, photo a pair of shoppers, center, in the Levi's store in New York's Times Square, survey a T-shirt display. On Friday, Aug. 30, the Commerce Department issues its July report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 31, 2019, on page 4.

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