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A Census Bureau report released Wednesday suggested consumers saved a few bucks on gas in October and went out to eat. Overall it was a wash.

Census reported overall spending fell 0.1% from September to October after seasonal adjustments, following a 0.9% gain in September. Total spending was an unadjusted $701.5 billion in October, up 2.7% from a year earlier.


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