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

Retail Sales Decline 0.3% in June

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

July 14, 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 Rise Less Than Forecast in March

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Sales at U.S. retailers rose less than forecast in March after being depressed by harsh winter weather, signaling consumers are intent on not overextending themselves.

April 14, 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.

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March 12, 2015

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.

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February 12, 2015

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

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