Expanding airports are banking on local retailers to add value

Nov 6, 2018
Terminals in major cities are undergoing renovations and relying on the allure of local shops to keep travelers spending.
A band entertains travelers at the Orlando International Airport.
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Consumer spending increases again. How long will that last?

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Oct 29, 2018
U.S. consumer spending rose for a 7th straight month in September, according the the Commerce Department. Economists expect that trend to continue despite slow wage growth.  

Consumer spending increases again. How long will that last?

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Oct 29, 2018
U.S. consumer spending rose for a 7th straight month in September, according the the Commerce Department. Economists expect that trend to continue despite slow wage growth.  
The billions of dollars spent on holiday shopping each year leaves out one big piece of the gift-giving puzzle.
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The billions of dollars spent on holiday shopping each year leaves out one big piece of the gift-giving puzzle.
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Billionaire donations are driving midterm spending

Oct 23, 2018
High net worth giving is making this midterm campaign one of the most expensive ever.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gestures to the crowd as he walks on stage to deliver remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
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Billionaire donations are driving midterm spending

Oct 23, 2018
High net worth giving is making this midterm campaign one of the most expensive ever.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gestures to the crowd as he walks on stage to deliver remarks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 27, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 
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China's latest buzz term could worry businesses

Oct 19, 2018
"Consumption downgrade" is a popular phrase as Chinese consumers curb spending.
The success of firms selling instant noodles and pickled mustard greens have fueled a perception among Chinese citizens that the country is on a “consumption downgrade.”
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China's latest buzz term could worry businesses

Oct 19, 2018
"Consumption downgrade" is a popular phrase as Chinese consumers curb spending.
The success of firms selling instant noodles and pickled mustard greens have fueled a perception among Chinese citizens that the country is on a “consumption downgrade.”
Jennifer Pak/Marketplace

It's use-it-or-lose-it season in Washington

Sep 18, 2018
Every year at this time, federal agencies scramble to spend down their budgets.
It's September, spendathon time in Washington, D.C.
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