retail sales

Slight Gain Forecast For Retail Sales
WASHINGTON (AP) — A FactSet survey of economists suggests there was cautious consumer spending in February as Americans balanced a surge in hiring against higher taxes and gas prices. Economists forecast that Commerce Department data due out Wednesday will show retail sales rose 0.2 percent i…
U.S. Retail Sales Rise After Tax Increase
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans barely spent more last month at retail businesses and restaurants after higher taxes cut their paychecks. The small increase suggests consumer spending may be weak in the January-March quarter. The Commerce Department says retail sales ticked up 0.1 percent last mo…