Vince Golle

Business

Retail Sales Post Solid Advance to Close Moderate 2019

Woman shopping Customers shop at Christkindlmarkt in Bethlehem, Pa., on Dec. 6, 2019. Retail sales posted a 5.8% gain year-over-year in December. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

U.S. retail sales strengthened in December, thanks to a late holiday-shopping rush that wrapped up a more moderate year of spending at the nation’s merchants.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2020
Government, Business

US Core Consumer-Price Gauge Climbs Less Than Forecast

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A gauge of underlying U.S. inflation rose less than forecast in December, restrained in part by a deceleration in shelter costs and underscoring the Federal Reserve’s view that price pressures are muted.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
January 14, 2020
Government, Business

Jobs, Stocks Boost Consumers’ Outlook on Economy

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American consumers are more upbeat about the economy than at any time in more than a year against a backdrop of steady job gains and record stock prices.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Government, Business

Consumer Sentiment Rises to Three-Month High

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Sentiment among American consumers posted a surprise jump in October amid expectations for rising incomes and lower inflation, indicating households will continue to extend the longest-running U.S. expansion.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
October 11, 2019
Government, Business

Growth at US Service Firms Quickens While Employment Cools

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Growth at U.S. service industries in August comfortably topped expectations on the sharpest monthly rebound in business activity since early 2008, favorable figures that were tempered by a slowdown in hiring.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2019
Government, Business

Soaring Cost of Trucking Threatens to Stoke US Inflation

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The tightest trucking market in years is testing the limits of an otherwise well-conditioned U.S. economic expansion. It also is tinder for accelerating inflation should the capacity constraints spark moves by companies to pass on those higher delivery costs.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2018
Business, Fuel

Higher Gas Prices Push US Consumer Comfort to Seven-Week Low

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Rising prices at the gas pump helped drive U.S. household sentiment to a seven-week low at the end of April, the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index showed May 3.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
May 3, 2018
Business

Capital-Equipment Orders Rebound by More Than Forecast

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Orders placed with U.S. factories for business equipment snapped back in February after two months of declines, consistent with steady manufacturing growth, a Commerce Department report showed March 23.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
March 23, 2018
Business

Record Number of Small-Business Owners Say It’s a Good Time to Expand

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Optimism among small companies in the U.S. rose more than forecast in January, fueled by a record number of owners who said now was a good time to expand, according to a National Federation of Independent Business survey released Feb. 12.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
February 13, 2018
Business

Consumer Credit Jumped in November by Most Since 2001

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U.S. consumer credit outstanding rose in November by the most in 16 years as credit-card balances surged, Federal Reserve data showed Jan. 8.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
January 8, 2018

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