FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, file photo, a couple descend an escalator while shopping at an H& M store, in Atlanta. U.S. consumers increased their spending at retail busines

 

              FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, file photo, a couple descend an escalator while shopping at an H& M store, in Atlanta. U.S. consumers increased their spending at retail busines
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, file photo, a couple descend an escalator while shopping at an H& M store, in Atlanta. U.S. consumers increased their spending at retail businesses in December, buying more autos, furniture and clothing. (AP Photo/David Goldman, file)