Consumption in June declined for the first time in nearly two years as incomes rose by the smallest amount in seven months, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

The consumption and income figures for June underscored the weakness in spending revealed last Friday in the advance gross-domestic product report. June consumption declined 0.2%, the first drop since September 2009. Core personal consumption expenditures, excluding food and energy spending, rose 1.3% for the year ending in June.

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