SPENDING IS UP, JOBLESS CLAIMS ARE DOWN, BUT CONFIDENCE IN US ECONOMY REMAINS IFFY

© Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press People shop for frozen turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner at a grocery store in Mount Prospect, Ill., Nov. 17, 2021. First, the good news: There is no shortage of whole turkeys in the U.S. this Thanksgiving. But those turkeys — along with other holiday staples like cranberry sauce and pie filling — could cost more. In economic data released Wednesday, Ameri...

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