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Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds
Consumers' daily spending hits nearly 6-year high, Gallup poll finds

Americans reported they spent more on average each day last month than at any time since 2008, boosted by a Memorial Day spending spree, according to Gallup poll results released Monday. The self-reported average daily spending of $98 in May was up $10 from the previous month. It was the best May performance since consumers reported spending an average of $114 daily in 2008, and was the highest monthly level since just before the financial crisis hit that fall. The figures are self-reported estimates based on what consumers told pollsters they spent the previous day in stores, gas stations, restaurants and online, Gallup said. Normal monthly bills, as well as home and motor-vehicle...

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