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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
Business

Retail Sales Decline For Second Consecutive Month

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Sales at U.S. retailers fell more than forecast in January, reflecting smaller receipts at gasoline stations and declines at clothing and sporting goods stores.

Shobhana Chandra | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2015
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Retail Sales Slump in Broad-Based December Retreat

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Retail sales in the U.S. slumped in December by the most in almost a year, reflecting a broad-based retreat that will probably prompt economists to cut growth forecasts.

January 14, 2015
Business

Retail Sales Showed Broad-Based Gain in October

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American consumers ate out and shopped for clothes in October, enjoying a windfall from cheaper gasoline and prompting a rebound in retail sales heading into the holiday-shopping season.

November 14, 2014
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Retail Sales Decline in September

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Retail sales in the U.S. dropped in September, reflecting a broad-based pullback that signaled consumers took a breather.

October 15, 2014
Business

Holiday Sales Seen Rising 4.1% on Employment Gains

U.S. retail sales this holiday season may rise the most in three years as the improving employment picture gives more shoppers the means to splurge on gifts, the National Retail Federation said.

October 7, 2014
Business

Retail Sales Increase by Most in Four Months

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Sales at retailers climbed in August at the fastest pace in four months and prior readings were revised up, boosting prospects for U.S. economic growth this quarter.

September 12, 2014
Business

Retail Sales Unchanged in Slow Start to Third Quarter

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Retail sales were little changed in July, the worst performance in six months, as tepid wage growth restrained U.S. consumers.

August 13, 2014
Business

Retail Sales Rise 0.3% in May

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Retail sales rose 0.3% in May after a revised 0.5 % gain in April that was much larger than previously estimated, the Commerce Department reported.

June 12, 2014
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Retail Sales Rise 0.1% in April, Following Largest Gain in Four Years

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Retail sales increased 0.1% in April after the biggest increase in four years, the Commerce Department reported May 13.

May 13, 2014

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