Consumer spending

A bus bearing the words "Brexit to cost £2,000 million a week" drives past a statue of Britain's World War II leader Sir Winston Churchill and the scaffolding covered Elizabeth Tower, which contains the bell known as "Big Ben", of the Houses of Parliament at the start a national campaign tour in central London, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. The anti-Brexit bus on Wednesday started an eight day tour, intending to make 33 stops in towns and cities across Britain, with speaker events featuring local business leaders, trade unionists, and politicians. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 22, 2018 - 4:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Official figures show that the British economy did not grow as strongly as initially anticipated in the final quarter of 2017 amid a slowdown in consumption and business investment. The Office for National Statistics said Thursday that the British economy expanded by a quarterly rate...
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In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, photo, workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. On Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, the Commerce Department issues the first estimate of how the U.S. economy performed in the October-December quarter. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
January 26, 2018 - 3:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a solid rate of 2.6 percent in the final three months of last year, helped by the fastest consumer spending since the spring of 2016 and a big rebound in home construction. The fourth quarter advance in the gross domestic product, the country's total...
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In this Feb. 6, 2017 photo, workers assemble Honda Civics on an assembly line at a Dongfeng Honda automotive plant in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province. China’s economy expanded at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017, faster than expected and the first annual increase in seven years, the government reported Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (Chinatopix via AP)
January 18, 2018 - 5:18 am
HONG KONG (AP) — China's economy gained steam in 2017, expanding at a 6.9 percent pace in 2017 in its first annual increase in seven years, according to data released Thursday that exceeded economists' forecasts and the government's target. Buoyant consumer spending and robust exports helped drive...
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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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