April 12, 2013 The good news: Inflation remains in check. The bad news: Consumers were less willing to spend last month.
March 29, 2013 With higher prices for gasoline factored out, spending rose a more modest 0.3 percent. Meanwhile, personal income rose a healthy 1.1 percent.
March 13, 2013 The 1.1 percent increase is a sign that despite higher payroll taxes and increases in the price of such things as gasoline, consumers are still willing to spend. And that's good news for the economy.