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US consumer spending stalls in May

The shock of the recession is still affecting the American consumer.

Analysts had been hoping to see a slight pick-up in a new consumer confidence survey, but with previously released figures showing spending at its weakest in a year, that does not seem likely.

In addition, the fragile housing market and stubbornly high jobless numbers are making US shoppers rein in their spending.

Jill Martin reports from New York.

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