Consumer spending

In this June 19, 2018 photo, several ship to shore cranes stack shipping containers on-board the container ship Maersk Semarang while three Ever Green Line refrigerated containers wait to be loaded onto another ship at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the Commerce Department issues the second of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the April-June quarter. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
August 29, 2018 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its strongest full-year gain in more than a decade. Strength in business investment offset slightly slower consumer...
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August 10, 2018 - 4:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's economy accelerated in the second quarter as warmer weather fueled construction and consumer spending after snow and ice curtailed activity in March. The Office for National Statistics said Friday that gross domestic product expanded by a quarterly 0.4 percent in the three...
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July 31, 2018 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending rose by a solid 0.4 percent in June, while a key gauge of inflation increased at an annual pace of 2.2 percent for a second straight month, the strongest back-to-back gains in six years. The Commerce Department says the gain in spending followed an even stronger...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the economy from the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 27, 2018 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy accelerated last quarter at an annual rate of 4.1 percent, the government estimated Friday, as consumers spent tax-cut money, businesses stepped up investment and exporters rushed to ship their goods ahead of retaliatory tariffs. President Donald Trump said he was...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2018, file photo, a long line of 2018 and 2019 Cooper Countryman and Clubman models sits at a Mini Cooper dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, June 29, the Commerce Department issues its May report on consumer spending. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 29, 2018 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S consumers increased their spending just 0.2 percent in May, a disappointing result after two months of much stronger gains. The weaker reading could raise questions about the extent of economic growth overall in the current April-June quarter. The Commerce Department says that...
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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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