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U.S. Retail Sales Fall for 2nd Month as Consumers Pull Back

By Josh Boak | Jul 17
Americans curtailed their shopping in June, with less spending at restaurants, department stores and gasoline stations. The spending pullback came despite a healthy job market and suggests that economic growth could remain sluggish.

US Consumer Confidence at Highest Since 2008

Americans’ confidence in the economy surged last month to the highest level in nearly five years, as many were encouraged by an improving job market.

Splurges likely to stay part of Christmas past

By Anne D’Innocenzio | Oct 7
The Christmas shopping season doesn’t kick off for another six weeks, but retailers already are signaling they’re prepared to discount aggressively if needed to entice shoppers still skittish about spending

Retail data: September sales edge up

By Mae Anderson | Oct 6
Americans kept spending carefully last month, buying electronics and back-to-school clothes but holding back on luxuries.

Sour economic mood in living room and boardroom

By Anne D’Innocenzio | Sep 29
Americans in both the living room and the boardroom are growing more fearful about the economy, creating a Catch-22 for the job market: Shoppers won’t spend until they feel more secure, and business won’t hire until people start spending.

Consumer spending jumps 1.3 percent in August

By Martin Crutsinger | Oct 1
Consumer spending, propelled by the wildly popular Cash for Clunkers auto sales program, shot up in August by the largest amount in nearly eight years even though personal incomes continued to lag.

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