Consumer spending plunges as Americans hoard cash amid coronavirus

Consumer spending plunges as Americans hoard cash amid coronavirus
US consumer spending took a record nosedive last month as Americans hoarded cash during the coronavirus pandemic, new data show. Personal consumption spending tumbled 13.6 percent in April, marking the largest drop since the feds started tracking the figure in 1959, the US Department of Commerce said Friday. The US savings rate, however, soared to...