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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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
Business

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
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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
Business

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

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