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Carine Abraham and Austin Savill, both 19, stand in line near a 50 percent off sign as they wait to make a purchase at an Aeropostale store in Paramus, N.J., on July 27, 2010. Consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in July after three lackluster months, the Commerce Department said Monday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

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