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US retail sales heat up in March; has big thaw arrived?

...up just 0.7 percent in March, but it has jumped 7.7 percent over the past 12 months. Spending declined at electronics stores and gas stations last month, potentially signaling that cheaper prices at the pump are not causing people to drive...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-14/us-retail-sales-heat-march
Don't get ripped off when buying online

...to be true. The BBB is advising holiday shoppers to keep an eye out for five red flags of unscrupulous consumer electronics stores. Shoppers are increasingly heading to the Internet to look for deals. According to a survey from Burst Media...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/21/yrb_560085.shtml
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What to Bring to College: The Smart (and Frugal) College Checklist

...media. Honestly, most secondhand laptops will do the trick. You can find reliable refurbished laptops at many electronics stores. Look for one that offers at least some sort of guarantee as to the reliability of the refurbished model.Notebooks...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2015-05-24/what-brin
US retail sales fell in September on autos and gas

...the AAA.Purchases of clothing dropped 1.2 percent last month.On the other side of the ledger, spending at electronics stores rose 3.4 percent last month. Bank of America analysts believe that electronics sales probably improved in September...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe
US retail sales rise at modest pace in October as greater hiring, cheaper gas boost spending

...continue into the key holiday shopping period," said Ted Wieseman, an economist at Morgan Stanley.Sales at electronics stores plunged after a big gain the previous month, when the newest iPhone went on sale.The National Retail Federation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-14/us-retail-sales-rise-modes
US retail sales fell in September on autos, gas

...such, we expect sales growth to strengthen again before too long."On the other side of the ledger, spending at electronics stores rose 3.4 percent last month, likely because of new iPhones from Apple.Exclu ding autos, retail sales still...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe
US retail sales up 0.1 percent in April; spending online and on furniture and electronics dips

...But most of those gains were offset by declines in spending at restaurants, online retailers and furniture and electronics stores.Excluding autos and gasoline, retail sales fell 0.1 percent last month.The Commerce Depart ment previously...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-13/us-retail-sales-01-percent
Key industries beginning to see raises

...Wages for liquor-store staff rose less than 1 percent in April from a year earlier, according to the BLS. At electronics stores, pay actually fell 4 percent. Perhaps some of their money was going to workers at Internet retailers: Their pay...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/key-industries-beginning-s
Fans can get their fix with DVD sets

...series being released in DVD box sets, you might never have use for that VHS tape again. Whole aisles at local electronics stores are dedicated to TV box sets, cementing the movement as a "phenomenon." "It's hard to think of a series now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/04/29/liv_371083.shtml
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Electronics companies woo women

...Electronics Association. It said women accounted for $55 billion of the $96 billion spent on electronics gear. But electronics stores have been slow to catch on. Nearly three-quarters of women surveyed by the industry group complained about being...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/18/bus_401434.shtml
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