Feb 22, 2012 Richard Curtin of the Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index discusses how the survey gauges consumer hopes and expectations, and what it means in elections.
Feb 20, 2012 A mild-mannered pensioner in China gains national attention for his grumpy-old-man approach to protecting consumers from fraudulent products.
Feb 14, 2012 The government said this morning that retail sales inched up 0.4 percent last month. That was lower than expected.
Feb 14, 2012 According to the Census Bureau, retail sales growth in January was about half what was expected.
Jan 13, 2012 After all the talk of booming holiday retail sales, December's numbers were up by just a tenth of a point.
Jan 23, 2012 This year's holiday season was slightly bigger by volume, but the week after the holidays saw a bit of a slide.
Jan 9, 2012 Vacancies at malls were down at the end of 2011, in part because new construction has stalled.
Feb 8, 2012 A sign the nation's economic health may be continuing to improve -- the real estate data company Reis reported today vacancies at shopping centers were down at the end of 2011. It's the first time that's happened in four years.
Jan 5, 2012 Economists are worrying about inflation in the coming year, but a few products will actually be cheaper. What should we buy in 2012?