Consumer spending up 0.4%; wages flat

Posted: February 1, 2014 at 3:27 a.m.

Pedestrians pass the H&M store in New York last month. A measure of consumer sentiment released Friday showed a slight drop in consumer confidence in January.

Americans increased their spending at a solid pace for the second-straight month in December even though their income was flat.

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