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Broad-Based Advance in Retail Sales Shows Solid Spending

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U.S. retail sales advanced in July by the most this year, with widespread gains from department stores to building materials outlets that signal a robust start to consumer spending in the third quarter, according to Commerce Department figures released Aug. 15.

August 15, 2017
Government, Business

Second Straight Drop in Retail Sales Shows Tepid Spending

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Retail sales unexpectedly dropped for a second month in June, signaling consumers are providing only modest support for the U.S. economy, Commerce Department data showed July 14.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
July 14, 2017
Business, Technology

Amazon’s Prime Day Proves to Be Biggest Shopping Day Ever

Amazon fulfillment center Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times/MCT Inc.’s third annual Prime Day event turned out to be the biggest day ever for the e-commerce giant, with sales surpassing traditional retailing blowouts like Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Spencer Soper | Bloomberg News
July 12, 2017

Retail Sales Rose in September by Most in Three Months

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Retail sales climbed in September by the most in three months, showing American shoppers began to spend freely again after shying away from merchants earlier in the quarter.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
October 14, 2016

Retail Sales Decline in August by More Than Forecast

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Sales at U.S. retailers dropped more than forecast in August, indicating a pause in recent consumer-spending strength that has carried the economy.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2016

Retail Sales Climb More Than Forecast in Broad Advance

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Sales at U.S. retailers rose more than forecast last month in a broad advance that shows consumers delivered for the economy in the second quarter.

July 15, 2016

Retail Sales Rise More Than Forecast as Consumers Spend

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Retail sales rose more than forecast in May, showing consumer spending will help boost economic growth in the second quarter.

June 14, 2016

Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall as Consumers Scrimp

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Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly fell in March, raising concern that consumer spending is losing momentum.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
April 13, 2016

Retail Sales Decline After January Revised Down

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U.S. retail sales dropped in February and the prior month’s gain was revised to a decline, calling into question the narrative that bigger gains in consumer spending would propel economic growth at the start of 2016.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2016

US Retail Sales Increased in January in Broad-Based Advance

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Retail sales increased for a third straight month in January as Americans kicked off 2016 by spending freely on cars, clothing and online merchandise.

February 12, 2016