Consumer Spending

August 29, 2011 - 9:20 AM
In this Aug. 26, 2011 photo, shoppers unload their items at Costco in Mountain View, Calif. Consumers rebounded in July to lift spending after the first decline in 20 months. The boost is likely to ease fears that the U.S. economy is on the verge of another recession. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)