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.
May 16, 2013
Temperatures were down across much of the United States, causing consumers to huddle at home instead of going out.
May 15, 2013
It's a big week for department-store earnings. How are they faring in the stutter-step economic recovery?
Mar 13, 2013
Retail sales ticked up by 1.1 percent last month according to the Commerce Department. The growth was better than expected, despite higher gas prices and the payroll tax increase that went into effect at the beginning of the year.
Oct 15, 2012
U.S. retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September with Americans spending more on cars, electronics and gas.
Oct 2, 2012
This morning the National Retail Federation predicted modest growth for holiday shopping this year -- up about four percent -- and automakers are expecting another strong month of sales.
Aug 10, 2012
JCPenney is reporting big losses today. Sales were down almost 22 percent last quarter. That's the second straight quarter of steep declines.
Jul 16, 2012
Americans spent less on cars, computers and other retail items in June, held back by concerns about job stability and the global economy.
Jul 6, 2012
What baristas and tailors and over-educated sandwich-makers tell us about the economy.