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Relief payments boosted Americans' bank balances. Here's how.

May 14, 2021
People with the lowest incomes spent theirs on necessities. The better-off spent on home improvements and vacations.
After the most recent round of relief, hunger in America fell.
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Credit card debt is falling. That's good news — and bad news

Nov 19, 2020
It's good news for our personal economies, but it means we're not spending as much to prop the economy as a whole.
One expert says retail spending is losing steam right as the critical holiday shopping season is ramping up.
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