Consumer spending

In this Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, photo, a prospective buyer looks over a 2019 Cooper S convertible on the showroom floor of a Mini dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, Sept. 14, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for August. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
September 14, 2018 - 8:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as consumers slowed their spending after a robust month of shopping in July. The Commerce Department said Friday that the value of purchases ticked up just 0.1 percent last month, the smallest increase in six months. But the sluggish figure...
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August 30, 2018 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending, bolstered by strong job growth and tax cuts, rose a solid 0.4 percent in July, the sixth straight month of healthy gains, while a key measure of inflation posted its largest annual gain in more than six years. The Commerce Department says the July spending gain...
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August 10, 2018 - 3:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's economy accelerated in the second quarter as warmer weather fueled construction and consumer spending after snow and ice curtailed activity in March. The Office for National Statistics said Friday that gross domestic product expanded by a quarterly 0.4 percent in the three...
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In this July 20, 2018, photo, people walk on a street in Ginza shopping district in Tokyo. Japan reports its economy resumed its longtime expansion in the last quarter as consumers and businesses stepped up spending. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
August 10, 2018 - 1:12 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economy resumed its longtime expansion in the last quarter as consumers and businesses stepped up spending, the government said Friday. Preliminary data showed that trade weighed slightly on growth, a worrying sign as Japan braces for tariffs that the administration of...
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July 31, 2018 - 7:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending rose by a solid 0.4 percent in June, while a key gauge of inflation increased at an annual pace of 2.2 percent for a second straight month, the strongest back-to-back gains in six years. The Commerce Department says the gain in spending followed an even stronger...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the economy from the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 27, 2018 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy accelerated last quarter at an annual rate of 4.1 percent, the government estimated Friday, as consumers spent tax-cut money, businesses stepped up investment and exporters rushed to ship their goods ahead of retaliatory tariffs. President Donald Trump said he was...
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