September 12, 2014
The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday reported August retail sales were up 0.6% from the month before and 5% higher than the same time a year ago.
July 15, 2014
Retail sales increased in June, according to a new Commerce Department report, but the gain was far less than analysts were expecting.
June 12, 2014
Retail sales in the U.S. increased for the fourth consecutive month during May increasing 0.3% from the month before and 4.3% from the level the same time a year earlier.
May 13, 2014
Retail sales in the U.S. barely moved higher in April, increasing just 0.1% from the month before, according to new Commerce Department figures.
April 14, 2014
The 1.1% increase from the month before comes as February’s figures was revised upward from a 0.3% increase to a 0.7% gain, following declines in January and December.
March 13, 2014
The 0.3% increase follows a downwardly revised 0.6% decline in January while the December drop was revised down to 0.3%.
February 17, 2014
One of the biggest drivers of the U.S. economy as well as trucking freight is expected to outperform last year’s activity.
February 13, 2014
Retail sales in the U.S. have fallen for a second straight month according to new U.S. Commerce Department figures.
February 7, 2014
UPDATED -- Unemployment in the U.S. continues moving lower, but job growth is also weakening, according to new U.S. Labor Department figures.
January 14, 2014
American consumers opened up their wallets a little bit more in December, according to new figures from the U.S. Commerce Department.
December 31, 2013
The final week of 2013 provided some encouraging economic numbers including about holiday sales.
November 20, 2013
Despite a partial government shut down last month, resulting in hundreds of thousands of people being out of work and with no paychecks, retail sales in the U.S. unexpectedly increased.
October 29, 2013
Retail sales moved 0.1% lower in September from August but were 3.2% higher from the same time in 2012, according to the U.S. Commerce Department.
September 13, 2013
UPDATED--Retail sales increased less than expected during August compared to the month before, but are up significantly compared to a year ago, driven primarily by auto sales.
August 13, 2013
Retail sales in the United States posted their fourth straight monthly increase. The pace for July rose less than the previous month's increase, but sales are well ahead of the level from a year ago.
July 15, 2013
Retail sales in the United States continue growing, according to new figures released by the U.S. Commerce Department, but not as much as many were hoping.
June 14, 2013
While not all the recent numbers that measure the health of the U.S. economy are glowing, they are not as bad, and in some cases much better, than analysts were expecting during this second quarter.
May 13, 2013
Retail sales in the United State edged slightly higher in April after falling the month before, but analysts say the gains are broad-based.
April 12, 2013
Retail sales and consumer confidence have taken a downturn, but the reasons for it aren’t clear, while producer prices fell and business inventories have barely moved higher.
March 13, 2013
U.S. retail sales rose in February by the greatest level since September. The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday reported a 1.1% increase from the month before with the January figure being upwardly revised to a 0.2% gain. February activity was 4.6% higher than the same time a year ago.
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