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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
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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.

Victoria Stilwell | Bloomberg News
February 12, 2016
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US Retail Sales Expected to Rise Just 3.1% as Spending Shifts Away From Mall

John Taggart/Bloomberg News

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
Business

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
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Online Shopping Boosts Holiday Sales, Retail Group Says

Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg News

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
Business

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
Business

Retail Sales Rise Less Than Expected as Americans Save More

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

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.

Bloomberg News
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.

Victoria Stilwell | Bloomberg News
September 15, 2015
Business

Retail Sales Show Broad-Based Gain as Consumers Spur Growth

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

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.

Bloomberg News
August 13, 2015
Business

Retail Sales Decline 0.3% in June

David Ryder/Bloomberg News

Sales at U.S. retailers unexpectedly dropped in June, curbing optimism about the strength of the rebound in consumer spending during the second quarter.

Bloomberg News
July 14, 2015

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