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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

Department stores confront slow economy and online sales

May 15, 2013
It's a big week for department-store earnings. How are they faring in the stutter-step economic recovery?
Posted In: Earnings, Macy's, retail sales

In February retail sales bump, wealth effect trumps payroll tax

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.
Posted In: Retail, retail sales, payroll tax

Retailers report another strong sales month

Oct 15, 2012
U.S. retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September with Americans spending more on cars, electronics and gas.
Posted In: consumer confidence, consumer spending, retail sales, manufacturing

Retailers expecting strong holiday sales

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.
Posted In: holiday shopping, retail sales, auto sales

JCPenney reports second quarter of big losses

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.
Posted In: JC Penney, Retail, retail sales

Retail sales fall for third straight month

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.
Posted In: retail sales, recession, consumer confidence

Economists share unofficial economic indicators

Jul 6, 2012
What baristas and tailors and over-educated sandwich-makers tell us about the economy.
Posted In: economic indicators, starbucks, retail sales, Jobs

January retail sales lower than expected

Feb 14, 2012
The government said this morning that retail sales inched up 0.4 percent last month. That was lower than expected.
Posted In: retail sales, Retail, consumer

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