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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. shopper spending elevated solidly in October, however the momentum is more likely to sluggish as surging COVID-19 infections and the lack of a weekly unemployment subsidy for thousands and thousands of Individuals weigh on earnings.
Shopper spending, which accounts for greater than two thirds of U.S. financial exercise, rose 0.5% final month after growing 1.2% in September. Private earnings fell 0.7%, reversing a 0.7% achieve in September. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast shopper spending rising 0.4% and earnings unchanged in October.
(Reporting by Lucia Mutikani)
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