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Retail Sales Fall After Weaker Results in Prior Months

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An unexpected decline in August retail sales and downward revisions to the prior two months mainly reflected weaker results at auto dealerships, Commerce Department figures showed Sept. 15.

September 15, 2017
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Gain in Retail Sales Suggests Slowdown Was Temporary

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A pickup in U.S. retail sales last month adds to signs of steady consumer spending that will help propel the economy after a first-quarter slowdown, Commerce Department data showed May 12.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
May 12, 2017
Business

Retail Sales Declined for a Second Month in March

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Sales at U.S. retailers declined in March for a second month, hurt by fewer purchases of automobiles, Commerce Department data showed April 14.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
April 14, 2017
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Retail Sales in February Post Smallest Gain in Six Months

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U.S. retail sales in February posted the smallest gain in six months, indicating a tempering of the consumer spending that’s been carrying the economy.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
March 15, 2017
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Retail Sales Picked Up in December on Motor Vehicle Demand

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Sales at U.S. retailers accelerated in December on the heels of stronger demand for motor vehicles, capping a year of improvement for the nation’s merchants.

Michelle Jamrisko | Bloomberg News
January 13, 2017
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Retail Sales in US Increased Less Than Forecast in November

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Sales at U.S. retailers rose less than forecast in November, representing a pause in spending after robust gains in the previous two months.

Patricia Laya | Bloomberg News
December 14, 2016
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Retail Sales Jump More Than Forecast in Broad Advance

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Sales at U.S. retailers rose in October more than forecast in a broad advance after an even stronger September than initially estimated, showing consumers continue to pump up the economy.

Sho Chandra | Bloomberg News
November 15, 2016
Business

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
Business

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
Business

Retail Purchases Stall as Car Sales Improve

Sales at U.S. retailers were little changed in July as Americans flocked to auto dealers at the expense of other merchants.

August 12, 2016

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