Posts Tagged ‘consumer’

Steady Gains in Retail Sales Hint at Broader Growth

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By Covering Business   October 19, 2012

Retail sales are up about 5% over last year. Here’s what it means for the economy.

Amid Signs of Growth, Concern Over 2012

By Covering Business   December 15, 2011

The economy is showing hints of life, but economists have not ruled out another recession.

Consumers Scale Back, Threatening Recovery

By Covering Business   

American shoppers’ lavish spending habits have receded at an inopportune moment for the economy.