add thjis to the list of things look real crappy going forward.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers kept a tight grip on their wallets in September, increasing their spending by only 0.1 percent. The Commerce Department's report, released Monday, showed that consumers had a solid appetite for big-ticket goods such as cars and appliances last month. However, spending on nondurable goods, including food, clothes and gas, fell. That at least in part reflected lower prices at the gasoline pump, analysts said.