A man pushes his shopping cart down an aisle at a Home Depot store in New York, July 29, 2010. U.S. economic growth slowed in the second quarter as companies invested heavily in equipment from abroad and the pace of consumer spending eased, raising concerns about the recovery in the rest of 2010. Consumer spending, which normally accounts for 70 percent of U.S. economic activity, grew at a 1.6 percent rate in the second quarter after increasing at a revised 1.9 percent pace in the first quarter. Picture taken July 29, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES – Tags: BUSINESS)