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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...
U.S. RETAIL SALES overall sales rose 0.5% in May. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ARIANA LINDQUIST

U.S. retail sales post broad rise, prior months revised up

WASHINGTON – United States retail sales posted a broad-based gain in May and the prior two months were revised higher, suggesting consumer spending is...
THE VALUE of overall U.S. sales declined 0.2%. in April. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fall in April on autos

NEW YORK – United States retail sales unexpectedly declined in April for the second time in three months, weighed down by soft sales of...
RETAIL SALES IN MARCH in the United States exceeded expectations, including motor vehicle sales, while filings for unemployment benefits hit their lowest level in 49 years. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/VICTOR J. BLUE

U.S. retail sales grow most since 2017 on autos, gasoline

WASHINGTON – U.S. retail sales grew by the most since September 2017 as gains in motor vehicles and gasoline stations boosted sales, signaling consumers...
OVERALL U.S. RETAIL SALES increased 0.2 percent in January after a 1.6 percent decrease prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

U.S. retail sales rise in Jan., stabilizing after a slump

NEW YORK - United States retail sales stabilized in January after a plunge the prior month that was larger than first reported, indicating consumers...
U.S. RETAIL SALE increased 4.2 percent year over year in November./ BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL NAGLE

U.S. retail sales top estimates as core measure up most in...

NEW YORK - United States retail sales topped forecasts in November as a key measure jumped by the most in a year and October...
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