Aug 29, 2014 Spending is weak but income and consumer confidence are high.
Aug 13, 2014 Retail sales stalled last month. They're at their weakest reading since January.
Sep 4, 2013 The discount retail chain reported better than expected profits today and its stock is up almost five percent at the moment.
Jun 14, 2013 Before we answer the question of whether we can afford the consumer economy, we have to know how much we're spending.
Jun 10, 2013 A Saturday shopping trip started out fairly innocently... and ended with some big questions about our consumer economy and whether it is sustainable long-term.
Jun 9, 2013 Marketplace will spend a week looking at all aspects of the consumer economy -- from businesses to workers to shoppers -- and ask: Can we keep going at this rate?
May 31, 2013 In February, then March, Americans spent more money than the month before. But today there's news that consumer spending dropped a tenth percent in April.
Stacey Vanek Smith
May 17, 2013 Retail sales rose a tenth of a percent in April. Why are people spending more and are they going back into credit card debit over these purchases?
Apr 29, 2013 U.S. personal income and consumer spending increased by 0.2 percent in March. Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, discusses the numbers and what they mean for the economy.
Apr 26, 2013 A Visa study finds that prom costs about $1,100 -- but kids from families with incomes under $50,000, and kids with single parents, spend more on prom. Turns out there’s a long tradition of chastising the poor for spending “too much” on big life events.