Consumer spending

A woman walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017. Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, taking their cue from optimism on Wall Street set off by a report showing spending by U.S. consumers growing in July, along with wages and salaries. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
September 01, 2017 - 1:31 am
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday, taking their cue from optimism on Wall Street set off by a report showing spending by U.S. consumers growing in July, along with wages and salaries. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 edged up 0.2 percent to 19,684.81 in early trading,...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, photo, Kathy Tringali, right, a recruiter for Big 5 Sporting Goods, talks to job seeker Jarrell Palmer during a job fair, in San Jose, Calif. On Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, the Commerce Department issues the second of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the April-June quarter. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
August 30, 2017 - 8:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy rebounded sharply in the spring, growing at the fastest pace in more than two years amid brisk consumer spending on autos and other goods. The gross domestic product, the broadest measure of economic health, grew at an annual rate of 3 percent in the April-June...
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In this June 15, 2017, photo, a customer inserts a credit card to buy gas in Haverhill, Mass. On Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its June report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
August 07, 2017 - 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their borrowing at a slower pace in June, as the category that includes auto and student loans posted the smallest gain in a year. The Federal Reserve said Monday that overall consumer credit expanded by $12.4 billion in June, down from May's $18.3...
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In this Friday, May 19, 2017, photo, shoppers walk past a Marshalls store in Miami. Consumer spending slowed in June as income growth turned in the weakest performance in seven months, according to information released Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, by the Commerce Department. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
August 01, 2017 - 8:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending slowed in June as income growth turned in the weakest performance in seven months. Spending edged up a tiny 0.1 percent compared to a 0.2 percent rise in May, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday. It was the weakest showing since spending increased a similar...
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July 28, 2017 - 9:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by a surge in consumer spending. But the growth spurt still fell short of the optimistic goals President Donald Trump hopes to achieve through tax cuts and regulatory relief. The Commerce Department said...
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In this June 15, 2017, photo, a customer inserts a credit card to pay for parking in Haverhill, Mass. On Monday, July 10, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its May report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
July 10, 2017 - 3:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American consumers increased their borrowing in May at the fastest pace in six months, reflecting a sharp rebound in the category that includes credit cards. The Federal Reserve reported Monday that total consumer borrowing rose by $18.4 billion in May, the strongest gain since a...
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In this Tuesday, May 23, 2017, photo, employees assist a customer, at left, with a computer at Best Buy in Cary, N.C. On Friday, June 30, 2017, the Commerce Department issues its May report on consumer spending. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
June 30, 2017 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans enjoyed a healthy increase in income last month but didn't spend much of the gain. The Commerce Department says personal income rose 0.4 percent in May, up from a 0.3 increase in April. But consumer spending rose just 0.1 percent after climbing 0.4 percent in both March...
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May 30, 2017 - 11:44 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending in April at the fastest pace in four months, bolstered by a solid gain in incomes. The strong results underscored expectations that the economy is poised to rebound after a lackluster start to the year. Consumer spending rose 0.4 percent in April...
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In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017, photo, people walk near the Comcast Innovation and Technology Center under construction, middle, and the Comcast Center, center right, in Philadelphia. On Friday, April 28, 2017, the Commerce Department issues the first of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
April 28, 2017 - 9:04 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result repeats a pattern that has characterized the recovery: lackluster beginnings to the year. The gross domestic product, the total...
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Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks with employee Graeme Sharrocks, left, during a visit to IKO Polymetric factory in Chesterfield, England, while on the election campaign trail, Thursday April 27, 2017. Britain goes to the polls for a General Election on upcoming June 8. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 6:55 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's economy slowed in the first three months of the year as concerns about the U.K.'s exit from the European Union spurred inflation and forced consumers to rein in spending. The economy grew 0.3 percent from the previous quarter, slower than the 0.4 percent forecast, the Office...
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