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In this Dec. 2012, file photo, a couple descend an escalator while shopping at an H& M store, in Atlanta. U.S. consumers increased their spending at retail businesses in December, buying more autos, furniture and clothing. (AP Photo/David Goldman, file)
In this Dec. 2012, photo, holiday shoppers walk past a large Christmas tree at Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif. U.S. consumers increased their spending at retail businesses in December, buying more autos, furniture and clothing. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
DETROIT: America’s love of trucks and SUVs helped push most automakers to healthy sales gains last month as Honda and Nissan reported best-ever April sales. Ford posted record SUV sales, while Toyota broke a record for SUV and truck sales.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Akron on Tuesday to challenge a law that requires the poor to register with police before asking passers-by for money.