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The US consumer is keeping the economy from tanking and will get another boost from the Fed

One year ago   |   By CNBC

American consumers are flexing their muscles, and that's helping to save the economy from even slower growth as it faces what could be a protracted trade war.
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Etsy jumps 9% after Elon Musk tweets about how he 'kinda loves' the online...

Etsy jumps 9% after Elon Musk tweets about how he 'kinda loves' the online marketplace for independent creators

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