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As pessimism of consumers grows, US economy shrinks

...anemic, "it's still tough for many households to make ends meet," he said.Several economists noted that Apple's launch of its latest iPhone failed to boost overall sales at electronics stores, in contrast to previous iPhone releases.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-30/pessimism-consumers-grows-
Augusta back-to-school shoppers head out on sales tax holiday

...I heard about the tax-free weekend, so I decided to wait a week before I came back."Shopping at the Augusta electronics store with her mother, Augustin had her eye on a Toshiba touchscreen laptop priced at $749.99 and would save about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/back-school/2015-07-31/augusta-back-
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
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 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
Back-to-school shoppers take note: Pay no tax this weekend

...school.She and her mother, Sharon, also were browsing tablets for the 16-year-old's twin brother at the electronics store. The pair was headed to Staples later that day to pick up the remaining supplies on her school list."It was a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-01/back-school
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/key-industries-beginning-s
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
Sales of gigantic TVs are on the rise

...advantage of the demand. Amazon.com plans to feature some 100-inch models this year, while Chicago-based electronics store Abt is expanding its warehouse space by nearly 30 percent, in part to accommodate bigger TVs.Best Buy is increasing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-01/sales-gigantic-tvs-are-ris