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It Looks Like the U.S. Consumer Just Had Its Best Quarter in a Decade

The $13 trillion gorilla is beating its chest once more.
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You can't keep a $13 trillion gorilla down for long.

That's how Macquarie Capital Markets Analyst David Doyle describes the U.S. consumer, in a note to clients detailing the growing strength of the engine of the world's largest economy.