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, or 39 ...

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