Americans appear to have shrugged off an increase in Social Security taxes that began in January. Consumers boosted their spending in February by the most in five months.Consumers have been aided by the Federal Reserve's efforts to keep interest rates low. That has spurred higher sales of homes and cars. Many homeowners have also refinanced their mortgages at much lower rates, freeing up more money to spend on other items.
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