• U.S. Consumer Emerging From a Temporary Funk

    7 monthes ago - By Economy

    Retail sales were better than expected in March.
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  • Retail Sales +0.6%

    7 monthes ago - By Crossing Wall Street

    The market is getting a nice bounce this morning. We learned that retail sales rose by 0.6% in March. In the last year, retail sales are up 4.5%. Retail sales excluding gasoline was up 0.6% in March.
    Today's rally is quite broad. Many sectors are joining in. Since March 23, the S&P 500 has been locked in a band about 3% wide. Right now, we're “testing” the upper end, which is about 2,670 or so. I'll be curious to see if the bulls have enough confidence to push us higher.
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  • Retail Sales increased 0.6% in March

    Retail Sales increased 0.6% in March

    7 monthes ago - By Calculated Risk

    On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.6 percent from February to March , and sales were up 4.5 percent from March 2017.
    From the Census Bureau report :
    Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for March 2018, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $494.6 billion, an increase of 0.6 percent from the previous month, and 4.5 percent above March 2017.... The January 2018 to February 2018 percent change was unrevised from down 0.1 percent.
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  • US retail sales rebounded a healthy 0.6 percent in March after three months of declines

    7 monthes ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - US retail sales rebounded a healthy 0.6 percent in March after three months of declines.
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  • US retail sales rebounded a solid 0.6 pct. in March

    7 monthes ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - U.S. consumers bounced back in March and bought more cars, furniture and appliances after three months of declining retail sales.
    The Commerce Department said retail sales rose 0.6 percent last month, the largest increase since November. Auto sales jumped 2 percent, the most in six months.
    Sales at retailers slipped in the first two months of this year as consumers pulled back after heavy spending during the winter holidays. Last month's figures suggest Americans are returning to more free-spending ways. Easter holiday purchases also likely lifted spending. Economists predict...
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