Retail sales rose in June, yet inflation is still a factor in how and where people are willing to spend.
The slight decline from April to May could indicate a slowing economy — which the Federal Reserve is hoping for.
Retail sales have been up in the past few months, but that could change amid economic uncertainty, persistent inflation and souring consumer sentiment.
They've been up and down like a bouncing ball for the past few months.
Home furnishing sales went up 7.2% month over month in January, but why are people buying so much furniture?
The online retailer has been experimenting with physical locations for several years now.
Question remains, though: When will consumers cut spending?
Millions of Americans are still shopping like crazy. But retailers worry their voracious appetite won't last much longer.
An early picture of the all-important selling season looks decent.