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Growth lets cash stay in borders

...county commission's chairman, said the arrival of the day when residents no longer depend on Richmond County for retail purchases will likely depend on how well several planned retail developments attract further growth. "That's our aim...
Metro | Coliseum Authority
Snowstorm stalls holiday business at stores

...although less severe than the storm that crippled much of New York and New England. Meanwhile, Visa USA reported that retail purchases on Visa cards had a 7 percent increase over the year-ago period, but daily growth fluctuated due to the snowstorm...
Live chat: Lowell Greenbaum and Dave Barbee

...doesn't realize that we are in a recession when people of the middle class need money in their pockets to make retail purchases to stimulate the economy. This is what Obama has in mind along with other helpful economic practises David Barbee...
Live chat: ASU's Marc Miller and Mark Thompson discuss economic issues

...can a bank "fail"? Marc Miller: I believe also that as gas prices fall, people will spend more on dining out, retail purchases, and other things that we were all forced to cut over the last 6-12 months. This should help in the last quarter...
Metro | Augusta State University
US retail sales dropped 0.5 percent in June, third straight monthly decline

...mainly of online purchases. E-commerce sales have strengthened in the past year and now account for 9 percent of retail purchases."You're definitely seeing a major shift in spending," said New York-based retail consultant Walter Loeb...
Prices at pump force drivers to make sacrifices

...percent each year. We're seeing it rising 30 to 40 percent each year," Dr. Danielsen said. Summer vacations and retail purchases likely will be the first casualties as gas prices continue to climb, Dr. Thompson said. Ms. Schuyler and her...
Metro | Augusta State University
Blue chips rise on lower interest rates

...analysts' expectations. While investors, buoyed by the fattening of their stock portfolios, continue to make retail purchases at places like Wal-Mart at breakneck speed, there are signs that they are pulling back from their investments...
National health care spending tops $1 trillion

...hospitalization and limiting doctors' fees "could certainly be part of it." Americans also spent 9.2 percent more on retail purchases of prescription drugs in 1996, for a total of $62.2 billion. Prescription prices are rising, but people are...
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