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BEA: November Consumer Spending, Expenditures Advance Post Sandy

According to the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis, personal income increased $85.8 billion, or 0.6%, and disposable personal income gained $74.7 billion, or 0.6%, in November. Personal consumption expenditures increased $41.3 billion, or 0.4%.

In October, personal income increased $7.5 billion, or 0.1%, DPI gained $6.4 billion, or 0.1%, and PCE decreased $6.6 billion, or 0.1%, based on revised estimates, BEA stated.

Real disposable income increased 0.8% in November, in contrast to a decrease of 0.1% in October, the bureau noted. Real PCE increased 0.6% in November versus a decrease of 0.2% in the month earlier.