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US Personal Income Shows Surprise Rise

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US consumers curbed their spending for the second month running in April, in spite of the first rise in income this year, as they continue to cope with the recession and fears of more job cuts.

Personal consumption expenditure fell by 0.1 per cent or $5.4bn last month, less than economists expected and a smaller fall than the previous month's fall of 0.3 per cent.

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