Consumer spending

FILE- In this Oct. 11, 2018, file photo trader Peter Mazza, left, works with trader Daniel Trimble on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 18. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 18, 2018 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slumped again Thursday as investors continued to sell shares of technology and internet companies, industrials, and companies that rely on consumer spending. Several industrial companies tumbled after releasing weak quarterly reports, and European stocks also fell as...
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FILE- In this Oct. 3, 2018, file photo a customer shops at a Target department store in Pembroke Pines, Fla. On Monday, Oct. 15, the Commerce Department releases U.S. retail sales data for September. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
October 15, 2018 - 8:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 percent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales were offset by weakness in other areas. The Commerce Department said Monday that the scant gain in September followed an equally meager 0.1 percent...
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FILE- In this Sept. 17, 2018, file photo people wait in line as Travis Hall, right, and Brandon Deese, back, pump fuel from two tanker trucks at a convenience store in Wilmington, N.C. America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
September 21, 2018 - 3:38 pm
DALLAS (AP) — America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. It has long been conventional wisdom that rising oil prices hurt the economy by forcing consumers to spend more on gasoline and heating their homes,...
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August 30, 2018 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending, bolstered by strong job growth and tax cuts, rose a solid 0.4 percent in July, the sixth straight month of healthy gains, while a key measure of inflation posted its largest annual gain in more than six years. The Commerce Department says the July spending gain...
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In this June 19, 2018 photo, several ship to shore cranes stack shipping containers on-board the container ship Maersk Semarang while three Ever Green Line refrigerated containers wait to be loaded onto another ship at the Port of Savannah in Savannah, Ga. On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the Commerce Department issues the second of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the April-June quarter. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
August 29, 2018 - 9:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a strong 4.2 percent annual rate in the April-June quarter, the best showing in nearly four years, as growth stayed on track to produce its strongest gain in more than a decade. Strength in business investment offset slightly slower consumer spending. The...
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August 10, 2018 - 4:38 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's economy accelerated in the second quarter as warmer weather fueled construction and consumer spending after snow and ice curtailed activity in March. The Office for National Statistics said Friday that gross domestic product expanded by a quarterly 0.4 percent in the three...
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August 10, 2018 - 1:34 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan reports its economy resumed its longtime expansion in the last quarter as consumers and businesses stepped up spending. The preliminary data released Friday showed that trade weighed slightly on growth. The economy grew at a 1.9 percent annual pace after contracting by 0.6...
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July 31, 2018 - 8:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending rose by a solid 0.4 percent in June, while a key gauge of inflation increased at an annual pace of 2.2 percent for a second straight month, the strongest back-to-back gains in six years. The Commerce Department says the gain in spending followed an even stronger...
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President Donald Trump delivers remarks on the economy from the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
July 27, 2018 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy accelerated last quarter at an annual rate of 4.1 percent, the government estimated Friday, as consumers spent tax-cut money, businesses stepped up investment and exporters rushed to ship their goods ahead of retaliatory tariffs. President Donald Trump said he was...
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FILE- In this May 7, 2018, file photo, a long line of 2018 and 2019 Cooper Countryman and Clubman models sits at a Mini Cooper dealership in Highlands Ranch, Colo. On Friday, June 29, the Commerce Department issues its May report on consumer spending. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 29, 2018 - 8:32 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S consumers increased their spending just 0.2 percent in May, a disappointing result after two months of much stronger gains. The weaker reading could raise questions about the extent of economic growth overall in the current April-June quarter. The Commerce Department says that...
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