• July U.S. Retail Sales-Check, Please!

    1 month ago - By Economy

    Spending at restaurants is surging.
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  • U.S. retail sales, manufacturing data bolster third-quarter economic outlook

    1 month ago - By Reuters

    U.S. retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy remained strong early in the third quarter.
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  • US retail sales increase strongly in July

    1 month ago - By CNBC

    U.S. retail sales were forecast to edged up 0.1 percent in July, after climbing 0.5 percent a month earlier.
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  • US industrial output rises modestly, powered by factories

    1 month ago - By CNBC

    U.S. industrial production was expected to rise 0.3 percent in July, slowing from a 0.6 percent increase reported for the previous month.
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  • US industrial production edged up 0.1 percent in July

    1 month ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - U.S. industrial production rose modestly last month, held down by drops in mining and utilities.
    The Federal Reserve says industrial production - which includes output at factories, mines and utilities - increased 0.1 percent in July after climbing 1 percent in June. Factory production rose 0.3 percent, led by expanded output by automakers. But production slid 0.3 percent at mines and 0.5 percent at utilities.
    The July reading for industrial production fell short of economists' expectations. But it is still up 4.2 percent from a year earlier. Despite the drop last month...
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  • US industrial production rises by modest 0.1 percent in July, held down by drop in mines, utilities

    1 month ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - US industrial production rises by modest 0.1 percent in July, held down by drop in mines, utilities .
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  • Retail Sales increased 0.5% in July

    Retail Sales increased 0.5% in July

    1 month ago - By Calculated Risk

    On a monthly basis, retail sales increased 0.5 percent from June to July , and sales were up 6.4 percent from July 2017.
    From the Census Bureau report :
    Advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services sales for July 2018, adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes, were $507.5 billion, an increase of 0.5 percent from the previous month, and 6.4 percent above July 2017. Total sales for the May 2018 through July 2018 period were up 6.3 percent from the same period a year ago. The May 2018 to June 2018 percent change was revised from...
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  • Industrial Production Increased 0.1% in July

    Industrial Production Increased 0.1% in July

    1 month ago - By Calculated Risk

    From the Fed: Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization
    Industrial production edged up 0.1 percent in July after rising at an average pace of 0.5 percent over the previous five months. Manufacturing production increased 0.3 percent, the output of utilities moved down 0.5 percent, and, after posting five consecutive months of growth, the index for mining declined 0.3 percent. At 108.0 percent of its 2012 average, total industrial production was 4.2 percent higher in July than it was a year earlier. Capacity utilization for the industrial sector was unchanged in July at 78.1 percent, a...
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  • US retail sales rose at robust 0.5 pct. annual rate in July

    1 month ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that confident consumers are helping drive robust economic growth.
    Retail sales rose at a 0.5 percent annual rate in July, after a 0.2 percent increase the previous month, the Commerce Department said Wednesday. June's increase, though, was revised lower from a previous estimate of a 0.5 percent annual rate.
    Consumers appear to be feeling upbeat and are in overall solid financial shape. The unemployment rate is near an 18-year low. And economic growth, along with hiring, has...
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  • US retail sales up a healthy 0.5 percent in July as consumers spend more at auto dealers and restaurants

    1 month ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - US retail sales up a healthy 0.5 percent in July as consumers spend more at auto dealers and restaurants.
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