Consumer spending

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, file photo, people line up to check out as they shop a Black Friday sale at a Best Buy store on Thanksgiving Day, in Overland Park, Kan. On Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, the Commerce Department issues its October report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
November 30, 2017 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers boosted their spending a solid 0.3 percent in October, while their incomes grew 0.4 percent. Both were healthy gains indicating the fourth quarter got off to a strong start. The Labor Department says the October increase in consumer spending followed a much larger 0.9...
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, file photo, Jiahao Luo, left, and Jiahao Wang, from China, configure one of the four new Apple iPhone X's they purchased at the new Apple Michigan Avenue store along the Chicago River in Chicago. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for October. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
November 15, 2017 - 8:42 am
U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes. The Commerce Department says retail sales increased 0.2 percent in October, after a healthy 1.9 percent gain in the previous month. September's gain was the largest in 2 ½ years and was...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, a buyer walks past a 2018 Sonata sitting amid an assortment of models on the showroom floor of a Hyundai dealership in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. On Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, the Commerce Department issues its September report on consumer spending, which accounts for roughly 70 percent of U.S. economic activity. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
October 30, 2017 - 8:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers boosted their spending by 1 percent in September, the biggest monthly gain in eight years. The surge was led by strong sales of autos and other durable goods. The Commerce Department says the sizable jump in consumer spending was up from a tiny 0.1 percent gain in August...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017, file photo, home equity and auto loan rates are displayed at a bank in North Andover, Mass. On Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its August report on consumer borrowing. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
October 06, 2017 - 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumers slowed their borrowing in August to an annual increase of 4.2 percent — a pullback from a pace of roughly 7 percent over each of the past three years. The Federal Reserve said Friday that overall consumer credit rose $13.1 billion in August, down from the $17.7...
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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 - 4:22 am
TOKYO (AP) — Global 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: France's CAC 40 was up 0.7 percent in early trading at 5,121.18, while Germany's...
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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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