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From burgers to bleach, stressed consumers buy cheap

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By Hilary Russ and Richa Naidu NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) – Some global consumers are showing signs of cracking, as shoppers stressed by record inflation stick to buying basics like food, bleach, cheap burgers, while those with bigger bank accounts are snapping up $50,000 pickup trucks. Investors are closely watching corporate results for signs economies are headed toward recession. But so far consumers are sending mixed signals. There is weakness seen in those that have been hit hardest by record fuel and food prices. Meanwhile, credit card and other data shows some are still spending on trave…

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