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WHAT TO WATCH: RETAIL SALES

After a strong showing in June, American consumers slowed spending on a variety of goods in July.

What is the Retail Sales report? Produced by the Commerce Department, the report measures a sample of store receipts from businesses of all sizes. 221 more words

Michelle Wickett

It’s going to be a social media Christmas (and Halloween) say new reports

It’s that time of year again. Furniture ads start telling us we can take delivery by Christmas, every evening in the suburbs is punctuated by idiots setting off fireworks, and you start to think you must visit Selfridges’ Christmas shop rather than tutting and mumbling “how ridiculous”. 439 more words

Consumer

Holiday U.S. retail sales to grow, but big chains will be getting a smaller piece according to new forecast

U.S. retail sales will grow about 4 per cent this holiday season, buoyed by a better job market, according to a forecast by Deloitte LLP. Still, the news isn’t all good for big retail chains. 493 more words

Retail & Marketing

No Victory Lap Yet: U.S. Wage Growth Elusive

By Stephan Danninger

The U.S. labor market seems to have finally healed. The unemployment rate has been below 5 percent for some time and job growth is steady. 688 more words

International Monetary Fund

Eight Measurements of Financial Health

The Center for Financial Services Innovation has identified eight indicators to measure financial health. These measurements can serve as a framework for guiding individuals and financial service providers toward an improved quality of life for consumers. 134 more words

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Eight Measurements of Financial Health

The Center for Financial Services Innovation has identified eight indicators to measure financial health. These measurements can serve as a framework for guiding individuals and financial service providers toward an improved quality of life for consumers. 135 more words

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Millennials: Generation Hedonist says spend now, save later

You only live once. That’s the attitude of a many young adults and it means they’d rather spend than save, a new survey says. Yes, it’s those millennials again – the current favourite generation to be surveyed, scrutinised and analysed – and this study suggests they’re worried about their future but not necessarily worried enough to do anything. 400 more words

Retail