NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Due to its resilience in the face of market turmoil, the consumer sector has been one of the more interesting corners of the investing picture to watch in recent memory.In recent weeks, however, the pressure of economic doubts facing Europe, China and other regions of the globe have begun to take their toll on this hardy market component. Evidence of this shakiness could be seen last Friday when personal income data was released. According to the report, incomes dipped by 0.1% in August, marking the first decline in this reading since October 2009.
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