Oil boom and housing bust alter state-by-state US spending as North Dakota soars, Nevada lags

  • by: CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 7, 2014 - 9:00 PM

WASHINGTON — North Dakotans, enriched by an oil boom, stepped up their spending at triple the national pace in the three years that followed the Great Recession. In Nevada, smacked hard by the housing bust, consumers barely increased their spending.

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