Consumer spending

FILE- In this June 6, 2018, photo, an advertisement for Saint Laurent is seen on a bus stop display as a pedestrian walks past a window display at the Lord & Taylor flagship store on Fifth Avenue in New York. On Thursday, June 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for May. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 14, 2018 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales rose by the most in six months in May, as consumers spent more at home and garden stores, gas stations and restaurants. Retail sales rose 0.8 percent last month, the Commerce Department said Thursday, the largest increase since November. Excluding the volatile...
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June 05, 2018 - 7:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The British economy appears to be bouncing back following a period of near-stagnation that had reinforced fears about the impact of Brexit, surveys indicated Tuesday. Retail sales are said to have grown in May at their highest annual rate in over four years, while car sales recovered...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2018, file photo, a long line of 2018 and 2019 Cooper Countryman models sits at a Mini Cooper dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Thursday, May 31, the Commerce Department issues its April report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
May 31, 2018 - 1:35 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending by 0.6 percent in April, the biggest increase in five months and a strong indication that the economy is reviving after a winter slowdown. The Commerce Department said Thursday that last month's increase in consumer spending was the largest...
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May 30, 2018 - 9:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a weaker 2.2 percent annual rate in the first three months of the year, as consumers and businesses slowed their spending. But given the economy's recent performance, analysts are still looking for a solid rebound in the current quarter. Growth in the...
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A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Wednesday, May 16, 2018. Japan's economy shrank at an annualized rate of 0.6 percent in the quarter through March, as private investment and public spending declined, according to Cabinet Office data released Wednesday. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
May 16, 2018 - 1:56 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's longest straight period of expansion in nearly three decades ended in the first quarter of this year as the economy shrank at an annualized rate of 0.6 percent. Growth for the previous quarter was also revised downward according to data released Wednesday that reflected weaker...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, the seal of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System is displayed in the ground at the Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building in Washington. The Federal Reserve issues new data Monday, May 7, 2018, on how much credit Americans took on in March. The tally, which excludes mortgages and other loans secured by real estate, is expected to show consumer borrowing increased by $15.6 billion. That would follow a gain of $10.6 billion in February. That gain pushed total consumer credit to nearly $3.9 trillion.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
May 07, 2018 - 3:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their borrowing by $11.6 billion in March as a big increase in the category that covers auto and student loans offset the largest monthly drop in credit card borrowing in more than five years. The Federal Reserve says the March increase in total debt was below...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2018, file photo, shoppers walk past the Victoria's Secret store on Broadway in the Soho neighborhood of New York. On Monday, April 30, the Commerce Department issues its March report on consumer spending. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 30, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted their spending by 0.4 percent in March, the best showing in three months. Meanwhile, a key gauge of inflation closely watched by the Federal Reserve rose at the fastest pace in more than a year. The Commerce Department says the March increase in consumer spending...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, April 27, 2018, the Commerce Department issues its first estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
April 27, 2018 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy slowed to a moderate 2.3 percent annual growth rate in the first quarter as consumer spending turned in the weakest performance in nearly five years. Still, the January-March increase came in better than expected, supporting hopes for a solid rebound for the rest...
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FILE- In this Feb. 17, 2017, file photo an American flag hangs on the front of the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, April 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)
April 27, 2018 - 10:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Online retailer Amazon is surging to new highs Friday following a strong first quarter and tech giants Microsoft and Intel are also climbing, but U.S. stocks are just modestly higher overall. Weak results from Exxon Mobil are weighing on energy companies. Asian stocks climbed...
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FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, a man pushes a cart while shopping at a Walmart store in North Bergen, N.J. On Thursday, March 29, 2018, the Commerce Department issues its February report on consumer spending. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 29, 2018 - 8:42 am
Americans increased their spending just 0.2 percent in February, while their incomes were boosted by increased wages and business owners' income. The Commerce Department says the modest spending increase followed an equal gain in January and a rise of 0.4 percent in December. Incomes increased a...
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