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US Retail Sales Expected to Rise Just 3.1% as Spending Shifts Away From Mall

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U.S. retail sales will grow just 3.1% in 2016 as consumers shift more of their spending to experiences, rather than the mall, according to the National Retail Federation.

Lindsey Rupp | Bloomberg News
February 10, 2016

Retail Sales Decrease to End Weakest Year Since 2009

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Sales at U.S. retailers declined in December to wrap the weakest year since 2009, raising concern about the momentum in consumer spending heading into 2016.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
January 15, 2016

Online Shopping Boosts Holiday Sales, Retail Group Says

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U.S. holiday shopping is on track for a modest 3.7% rise this year after strong turnout during the Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend and thanks to strong online sales, the National Retail Federation said Nov. 29 after releasing an annual consumer poll.

Nathan Layne | Reuters
November 30, 2015

Sales Rise Less Than Forecast as Americans Save Gas Money

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Sales at U.S. retailers rose less than forecast in October as consumers pocketed the money saved after fueling up their cars.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
November 13, 2015

Retail Sales Rise Less Than Expected as Americans Save More

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Consumers in the United States tempered purchases at retailers in September, pocketing the savings from lower fuel costs and making for a weak finish to the third quarter.

October 14, 2015

Retail Sales Rise as Consumers Look Past Turmoil

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Retail sales in the United States climbed for a second straight month, a sign consumers may be looking past recent volatility in financial markets.

September 15, 2015

Retail Sales Show Broad-Based Gain as Consumers Spur Growth

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Sales at U.S. retailers rose in July on growing demand for everything from cars to clothing, and a decline the previous month was wiped away, signaling consumers are propelling growth in the world’s largest economy.

August 13, 2015

E-Commerce Increases 3.5%

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Sales on e-commerce websites increased 3.5% in the first three months of the year from the previous quarter, reaching a record $80 billion worth of purchases, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the Commerce Department on May 15.

May 20, 2015

Retail Sales Disappoint Again

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Sales at U.S. retailers changed little in April, starting the second quarter on a weak note as Americans remained reluctant to splurge.

May 13, 2015

Retail Sales Fall for Third Straight Month

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Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly decreased in February for a third consecutive month as inclement weather and low wage gains restrained shoppers.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
March 12, 2015