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Consumer spending rose in March at the fastest pace in nearly five years.

Commerce Department predicts U.S. foreign visitor count up to 72.2M in 2014 and 83.8M in 2018

After tax profits for manufacturing reached $147.45 billion in 4Q2013, up 19.1% from 4Q2012.

U.S. govt to unveil new data series next month offering insight into how industries impact economy.

Foreign travelers spent a record-breaking $180.7 billion on food, lodging, souvenirs and hotels.

Businesses with fewer than 500 employees accounted for about 97% of U.S. exporters in 2012.

U.S. exports supported more than 11.3 million jobs last year, up a sixth since 2009.

Estimate of U.S. retail e-commerce sales for 4Q2013, adjusted for seasonal variation , was $69.2B.

Foreign travelers spend about $4,500 a person on a trip. Can your business benefit?

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