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Over 75 Years, Consumer Spending Starts At Home

Recently a good ‘friend-in-law’ posted this interesting chart on where Americans spend their money.  The chart is not just for this year, but for the past 75 years (all numbers adjusted for inflation) using a single data source.  488 more words

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Retail Sales and Consumer Prices Show Real Life

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Retail sales rose 0.4 percent last month following a much bigger gain in December than originally reported, the government said Wednesday. Economists polled had forecast a 0.2 percent increase. 621 more words

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Garry Marr: Why the economics of buying flowers on Valentine’s Day really stink

Valentine’s Day is just an excuse for retailers to soak consumers’ wallets and a bouquet of blooms is among the worst deals going on Feb. 14

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Consumer spending is slowing and could get worse this year

Consumer spending growth slowed to 0.4 per cent on the year in January, putting it at a five month low according to Visa’s UK Consumer Spending Index.

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Private Payrolls, Consumer Confidence Signal Strong January

Popular Economics Weekly

ADP is calling for substantial strength in Friday’s employment report, showing yesterday 246,000 for private payrolls, not including government jobs. This is far beyond expectations and would compare with December private payroll growth in the government’s report of 144,000 (ADP’s count for December is revised slightly lower to 151,000). 379 more words

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Today’s Top 2 Business News Headlines

  • Key Federal Reserve Consumer Inflation Number Now Firm
  • Consumer Spending Accelerated in December