Harris Poll: Consumers still cutting back

Despite what some see as gradual improvements in the U.S. economy, consumers say they are still cutting back on purchases, including early morning coffee and dining out, a new Harris Poll survey shows.

The nationwide survey, conducted last month and published Wednesday, found that 48 percent of the 2,227 adult respondents said they are brown-bagging lunch instead of purchasing a meal, compared with 45 percent of respondents who responded that was in February.

Two in five adults,

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