Spending on services was flat, and Americans spent less on long-lasting goods.
Price war helps the little guys.
The report comes from Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.
Growth for 2016 was just 1.6 percent, the poorest showing in 5 years.
Unchanged from initial estimate; consumer spending improved.
Firms invested $3B in 2016; more to come.
Strength stemmed from a big surge in demand for commercial, aircraft.
Annual address to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders has rosy outlook for economy.
Weekly claims for U.S. unemployment benefits rise to 244,000 but still at low level.
Meet at Ohio Auto Loan office on West Central Avenue.