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December consumer spending declines; recession concerns remain

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(The Center Square) - Consumer spending fell 0.2 percent in December from the previous month, the Commerce Department said Friday. 

From the same month one year ago, the PCE price index - a closely watched measure of inflation - for December increased 5 percent. Prices for goods increased 4.6 percent and prices for services increased 5.2 percent.

Device transmits radio waves with almost no power – without violating the laws of physics

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A new ultra-low-power method of communication at first glance seems to violate the laws of physics. It is possible to wirelessly transmit information simply by opening and closing a switch that connects a resistor to an antenna. No need to send power to the antenna.