Jan 16, 2013 Despite the impending fiscal cliff, consumer spending turned out to be higher than expected this holiday season.
Oct 31, 2012 As stricken homeowners dig out, home-improvement sales should see a boost.
Oct 26, 2012 The government is estimating U.S. GDP grew two percent for the past three months. The figure is better than economists had expected -- but then again, they weren't expecting much.
Oct 15, 2012 U.S. retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September with Americans spending more on cars, electronics and gas.
Aug 30, 2012 The government said this morning that consumer spending grew 0.4 percent last month.
Aug 30, 2012 NYC, you are the worst offender. In Wisconsin, on the other hand, kids apparently get by in hand-me-downs, playing with discarded pieces of string.
Mar 30, 2012 Consumer spending was the big surprise of the morning. The government said Americans spent 0.8 percent more in February.
Jan 30, 2012 The news that Americans are saving more is a mixed blessing, and could also increase our risk of deflation.