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Thursday, February 13, 2014
A combination of harsh January weather and post-holiday consumer malaise appear to be the drivers for lower retail sales for the month, according to data released by the National Retail Federation and the United States Department of Commerce.
Monday, February 10, 2014
Even with tangible signs of an improving economy, it still stands to reason that consumer spending-which represents roughly two-thirds of all economic activity-remains the linchpin of GDP growth, which happens to have shown decent gains over the last two reported quarters.
Posted on 02/10 at 04:34 AM
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Thursday, January 30, 2014
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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Commerce reported that December retail sales at $431.9 billion were up 0.2 percent compared to November and up 4.1 percent compared to December 2012, and NRF reported that December retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.4 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from November and were up 4.6 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Commerce reported that November retail sales at $432.3 billion were up 0.7 percent compared to October and up 4.7 percent compared to November 2012. NRF reported that November retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from October and were up 3.9 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Commerce reported that October retail sales at $428.1 billion were up 0.4 percent compared to September and up 3.9 percent compared to October 2012, and the NRF reported that October retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 2.5 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from September and were up 4.2 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
The United States Department of Commerce said this week that the advance estimate for third quarter GDP is 2.8 percent, up from 2.5 percent in the second quarter. Some estimates pegged the GDP number to come in roughly 0.5 percent less than it would have, had there not been a shutdown. On the surface, it is fair to assume that number is not terrible, given the many head fakes thrown at consumers in this new and apparently permanent era of government dysfunction.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Commerce reported that September retail sales at $425.9 billion were down 0.1 percent compared to August and up 3.2 percent compared to September 2012, and the NRF eported that September retail sales, which exclude autos, gas stations, and restaurants, were up 0.6 percent on a seasonally-adjusted basis from August and were up 3.8 percent on an unadjusted basis annually.
Thursday, October 03, 2013
The NRF said it expects holiday sales to increase 3.9 percent to $602.1 million compared to the actual 3.5 percent growth in 2012, adding that this tops the 10-year average holiday sales growth of 3.3 percent. Holiday sales—as defined by the NRF—are sales in the months of November and December.
Posted on 10/03 at 08:26 AM
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Friday, September 13, 2013
Despite some indications that the economy is emerging from dark times, there were no clear-cut signs of that in retail sales numbers for August released by the United States Department of Commerce and the National Retail Federation (NRF) today.