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December Retail Sales Gain Caps Robust Holiday Season

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U.S. retail sales increased in December for a fourth month, indicating strong consumer demand throughout the holiday season, according to Commerce Department figures released Jan. 12.

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
January 12, 2018
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Consumer Sentiment Unexpectedly Surges to 13-Year High

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U.S. consumer sentiment unexpectedly surged to a 13-year high as Americans’ perceptions of the economy and their own finances rebounded following several major hurricanes, a University of Michigan survey showed Oct. 13.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2017
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US Retail Sales Rise Most Since 2015 on Storm-Related Lift

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U.S. retail sales jumped last month by the most in more than two years as motor vehicles lost to hurricanes were quickly replaced and higher prices lifted receipts at gasoline stations, Commerce Department figures showed Oct. 13.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
October 13, 2017
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Retail Sales Fall After Weaker Results in Prior Months

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An unexpected decline in August retail sales and downward revisions to the prior two months mainly reflected weaker results at auto dealerships, Commerce Department figures showed Sept. 15.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2017
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Gain in Retail Sales Suggests Slowdown Was Temporary

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A pickup in U.S. retail sales last month adds to signs of steady consumer spending that will help propel the economy after a first-quarter slowdown, Commerce Department data showed May 12.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 12, 2017
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Retail Sales Declined for a Second Month in March

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Sales at U.S. retailers declined in March for a second month, hurt by fewer purchases of automobiles, Commerce Department data showed April 14.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2017
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Retail Sales in February Post Smallest Gain in Six Months

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U.S. retail sales in February posted the smallest gain in six months, indicating a tempering of the consumer spending that’s been carrying the economy.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2017
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Retail Sales Picked Up in December on Motor Vehicle Demand

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Sales at U.S. retailers accelerated in December on the heels of stronger demand for motor vehicles, capping a year of improvement for the nation’s merchants.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
January 13, 2017
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Retail Sales in US Increased Less Than Forecast in November

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Sales at U.S. retailers rose less than forecast in November, representing a pause in spending after robust gains in the previous two months.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2016
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Retail Sales Jump More Than Forecast in Broad Advance

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Sales at U.S. retailers rose in October more than forecast in a broad advance after an even stronger September than initially estimated, showing consumers continue to pump up the economy.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2016

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