• US industrial production rose a healthy 0.4 percent in August, boosted by gains in auto production

    1 month ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - US industrial production rose a healthy 0.4 percent in August, boosted by gains in auto production.
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  • U.S. retail sales barely rise; import prices drop

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    U.S. retail sales recorded their smallest gain in six months in August as consumers cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, but upward revisions to July data likely keep intact expectations of strong economic growth in the third quarter.
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  • US retail sales up just 0.1 pct., weakest gain in 6 months

    1 month ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales barely rose in August as shoppers spent less on cars, furniture and clothes.
    The Commerce Department says the value of purchases ticked up just 0.1 percent, the smallest increase in six months, after a robust gain of 0.7 percent in July.
    The sluggish increase may be a temporary blip, and it partly reflects falling prices for items like clothing. The retail sales figures aren't adjusted for inflation. Consumer confidence soared to the highest level in 18 years in August, as Americans reported a more optimistic outlook on future economic growth. That suggests...
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  • Retail Sales increased 0.1% in August

    Retail Sales increased 0.1% in August

    1 month ago - By Calculated Risk

    On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.1 percent from July to August , and sales were up 6.6 percent from August 2017.
    From the Census Bureau report :
    Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for August 2018, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $509.0 billion, an increase of 0.1 percent from the previous month, and 6.6 percent above August 2017. Total sales for the June 2018 through August 2018 period were up 6.5 percent from the same period a year ago. The June 2018 to July 2018 percent change was...
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  • US retail sales rise 0.1 percent, weakest gain in 6 months, as auto and clothing sales fall

    1 month ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - US retail sales rise 0.1 percent, weakest gain in 6 months, as auto and clothing sales fall.
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