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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

Fighting the holiday-shopping hangover

Feb 14, 2012
According to the Census Bureau, retail sales growth in January was about half what was expected.
Posted In: U.S. Census Bureau, retail sales

The 'muddle through' economy

Jan 12, 2012
After all the talk of booming holiday retail sales, December's numbers were up by just a tenth of a point.
Posted In: retail sales

Shopping mall vacancies slowly declining

Jan 9, 2012
Vacancies at malls were down at the end of 2011, in part because new construction has stalled.
Posted In: Malls, shopping mall, retail sales, commercial real estate

Recovery in sight for U.S. shopping malls

Jan 9, 2012
A sign the nation's economic health may be continuing to improve -- the real estate data company Reis reported today vacancies at shopping centers were down at the end of 2011. It's the first time that's happened in four years.
Posted In: shopping mall, retail sales

Sears, Kmart to close stores after disappointing sales

Dec 27, 2011
Following dismal holiday sales in a year that was strong for other retailers, Sears and Kmart will shut down over 100 stores.
Posted In: Sears, retail sales, holiday shopping

PODCAST: Six months of rising sales, raising a glass of bubbly

Dec 13, 2011
The Federal Reserve officials meet today to discuss the slow domestic recovery, the ongoing crisis in Europe, and a plan for better communication surrounding its actions. In Russia, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov announced he will run for president against Vladimir Putin in next spring's elections. Wall Street types can expect smaller bonuses this year, but many are thankful to just have a job.
Posted In: champagne, retail sales, Russia

Americans spending more on cars, clothing and furniture

Dec 13, 2011
American consumer spending is up, but shoppers are more conscious this time around -- and Black Friday might have been the high point of spending for a while.
Posted In: holiday shopping, retail sales, holiday discounts

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