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Taking the retail sales number too seriously

May 13, 2014
Retail sales for April were disappointing, but month-to-month data is problematic.
Posted In: retail sales, numbers
Consumer Spending Rises Sharply During Month Of March

Weak retail sales and the danger of discounts

May 13, 2014
A new report shows that April's retail sales increased 0.1 percent.
Posted In: retail sales, new numbers

Swimsuit, camping gear, bug spray. A shopping list?

May 12, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Posted In: camping, REI, retail sales

Retail sales: What's driving demand?

Apr 14, 2014
Retail sales increased 1.1 per cent in March, the biggest jump since September 2012.
Posted In: retail sales

PODCAST: Shop 'til you freeze

Mar 13, 2014
Despite the cold weather, American consumers still went to the stores.
Posted In: retail sales

Retailers lure early back-to-school shoppers

Aug 14, 2013
It's a big week for retailers, with several releasing earnings reports that will give a glimpse at the strength of the back-to-school shopping season.
Posted In: back-to-school shopping, retail sales

Retail sales edge up in July

Aug 13, 2013
People were, in fact, out shopping and buying during the mid-summer.
Posted In: retail sales

Markets brace for July sales figures

Aug 12, 2013
Checking in with the summer consumer
Posted In: retail sales, online sales, markets

Discount stores lead retail sales lift

Jun 13, 2013
Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in last month. Cars and discount stores did well in May, while department stores dragged.
Posted In: retail sales, Retail

Blame the weather on lower sales and housing starts?

May 16, 2013
Temperatures were down across much of the United States, causing consumers to huddle at home instead of going out.
Posted In: retail sales, Walmart, housing starts

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