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Retail sales rise for 4th straight month as growth slows

NEW YORK (AP) – Americans kept spending in August, but the pace of that growth is slowing as millions of people who lost jobs...

Lardaro on R.I.’s economy: ‘We’ll have to settle for what we...

PROVIDENCE – The Ocean State's economy has turned into a mixed picture with several aspects of its economy improving while others appear to be...

U.S. retail sales regain pre-virus pace but slowdown is likely

WASHINGTON (AP) – Americans increased their retail purchases by 1.2% in July, with solid gains in appliances and clothing, restoring sales to their level...

U.S. retail sales up 17.7% in a partial rebound from plunge

BALTIMORE (AP) – United States retail sales jumped 17.7% from April to May, with spending partially rebounding after the coronavirus had shut down...
U.S. RETAIL SALES declined 16.4% month to month in April. / AP FILE PHOTO/TONY DEJAK

U.S. retail sales plunged a record 16% in April as virus...

BALTIMORE (AP) – United States retail sales tumbled by a record 16.4% from March to April as business shutdowns caused by the coronavirus kept...
OVERALL U.S. RETAIL sales in December increased 5.8% year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. retail sales post solid advance to close out moderate 2019

WASHINGTON – United States retail sales strengthened in December, thanks to a late holiday-shopping rush that wrapped up a more-moderate year of spending at...
SHOPPERS CARRY bags as they cross a street in San Francisco on Nov. 29. More people turned to online shopping during one of the shortest holiday shopping seasons in years, helping boost total sales. Retail sales in the U.S. rose 3.4% between Nov. 1 and Dec. 24 from a year ago, according to early data from Mastercard SpendingPulse. That's down from last year, when total sales grew 5.1%. Online sales rose at a faster pace, up 18.8% from last year. / AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU

Online purchases make up a larger portion of overall holiday retail...

NEW YORK (AP) – More people did their shopping online this year during one of the shortest holiday shopping seasons in years, helping to...
THE VALUE of U.S. retail sales climbed 0.2% in November, lower than estimates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. retail sales miss forecasts as restaurants decline

WASHINGTON – United States retail sales missed forecasts calling for an acceleration in November as clothing stores and restaurants posted declines, signaling the economy’s...

Worthless holiday shopping hype returns

Let’s get this out of the way upfront: Retail sales were not up 16% during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Nor were they up 14%...
OVERALL U.S. retail sales declined 0.3% in September from the prior month. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly drop in sign consumer shaky

WASHINGTON – United States retail sales unexpectedly posted the first decline in seven months, suggesting consumers are starting to become shaky as the main...

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