Washington (AP) - Consumer spending edged up modestly in April but personal income growth was the slowest in five months.
The Commerce Department says consumer spending increased 0.3 percent in April following a revised 0.2 percent gain in March.
Americans' income grew 0.2 percent in April, the poorest showing since incomes fell 0.1 percent in November.
The April gain was just half the 0.4 percent March rise.
Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of economic activity.
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