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  • Economy Watch: Retail Sales Weak in October (But Stronger Except for Car Sales)

    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Retail sales disappointed in October, with overall sales compared with September up a meager 0.1 percent, according to the Census Bureau on Friday. At least, that was the headline number, but in fact most categories of retail sales were a little healthier than that. For one

    National 16 November 2015 15:01
  • Economy Watch: Some Retailers Glum Ahead of Holiday Sales Season

    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor The holiday shopping season is practically here—already here, if most retailers had their way—but are those very same retailers nervous about their prospects this year? Despite the recent healthy jobs report and the fact that (maybe) wages are finally going up? Macy’s, for one, isn’t particularly

    National 12 November 2015 14:45
  • Economy Watch: Retail Sales Still Outpacing Inflation

    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Retail sales cooled off a little in August, according to the Census Bureau’s latest U.S. retail sales numbers, which were released on Tuesday. Compared with July, sales were up 0.2 percent, which counted as a slowdown in growth, since sales gained a revised 0.7 percent in

    National 16 September 2015 13:30