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Holiday shopping will look different this year, with discounts coming early
Consumers can expect early and steep sales as retailers try to offload excessive inventory. Online shopping is expected to cool.
Retail sales dip may be lined with silver
The slight decline from April to May could indicate a slowing economy — which the Federal Reserve is hoping for.
People are finding it easier to borrow right now
That doesn't necessarily mean they're taking out more loans, but borrowing could pick up in some categories, such as auto loans.
Credit card debt is falling. That's good news — and bad news
It's good news for our personal economies, but it means we're not spending as much to prop the economy as a whole.
Retail spending rose in May. Here's what folks are buying.
Sales rose, and many of the gains were in discretionary categories.