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Consumer sentiment falls sharply in September

Sep 11, 2015
The University of Michigan report is the first to reflect recent market volatility.
Posted In: consumer sentiment, consumer spending

Oil industry cutbacks are a drag on U.S. economy

Jul 16, 2015
Companies are spending less on production and laying off thousands of workers.
Posted In: consumer spending, Goldman Sachs, cheap oil, shale producers

From "promposal" to dress, everything must be unique

Apr 17, 2015
Stores track who's wearing what so that there are no repeats come prom night.
Posted In: prom, high school, consumer spending, fashion
First quarter earnings are on the upswing for big banks.

Mixed signals: Decoding the economy

Apr 14, 2015
Decoding the economy's mixed signals
Posted In: consumer spending, big banks, stock market
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With gas prices down, we're buying more SUVs

Nov 4, 2014
Car buyers are impulsive, but not necessarily 'dumb.'
Posted In: crude oil, gas prices, consumer spending, consumer behavior
 A worker demonstrates Apple Pay inside a mobile kiosk sponsored by Visa and Wells Fargo to demonstrate the Apple Pay mobile payment system in San Francisco City.

Living without cash or credit cards for a week

Nov 4, 2014
Lisa Selin Davis limited herself to mobile payments. Spoiler alert: it was hard.
Posted In: mobile payments, consumer spending, apple pay
Alex Martinez, 18, celebrates being the first person with new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus in the Puerta del Sol Apple Store in Madrid, Spain. Overall retail sales this month weren't strong, but still did better than expected.

Retail's new normal

Oct 15, 2014
September retail sales take a slight dip from August.
Posted In: retail sales, consumer spending, consumer behavior
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Consumer spending: what we say vs. what we do

Aug 29, 2014
Spending is weak but income and consumer confidence are high.
Posted In: consumer spending, income, consumer confidence
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Why isn’t the American consumer spending?

Aug 13, 2014
Retail sales stalled last month. They're at their weakest reading since January.
Posted In: consumer spending, Retail, low wage