Katya Kazakina and Michael Sasso

Government, Business, Safety

Americans Are Avoiding Stores Again in New Virus Hot Spots

A customer browses shoes at a store in Coral Gables, Fla., on May 18. A customer browses shoes at a store in Coral Gables, Fla., on May 18. (Jayme Gershen/Bloomberg News)

While evidence of a virus-sparked consumer pullback is largely anecdotal for now, it would be a setback for a U.S. economy that has just started to perk up, with retail sales jumping to a record in May.

June 24, 2020