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More Americans sought unemployment benefits last week

...cautiously. Many Americans appear to be saving the windfall from lower prices at the pump or using it to pay down debt.Retail sales rose in March, the Commerce Department said Tuesday, but the increase was driven largely by auto sales and came after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-16/more-americans-sought-unem
The week ahead

...TUESDAY? Labor Department releases the Producer Price Index for March, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases retail sales data for March, 8:30 a.m.; Commerce Department releases business inventories for February, 10 a.m.WEDNESDAY...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-12/week-ahead
Why US job growth isn't boosting the economy and cheap gas isn't powering spending

...and February. Shoppers skipped visits to the mall and auto dealers, choosing instead to crank up the thermostat. Retail sales fell in January and February.STRONG DOLLAR: Many U.S. factories ship their wares around the world. But because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-05/why-us-job-growth-isnt-boo
US retail sales heat up in March; has big thaw arrived?

...building materials in March, lifting retail sales for the first time in four months.Retail sales jumped 0.9 percent last month...that we should expect very strong retail sales numbers over the next few months...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-14/us-retail-sales-heat-march
Of Mutual Interest: Will shrinking earnings halt the stock market's run?

...least for now, consumers appear to be saving much of their gains from lower gas prices, rather than spending them. Retail sales fell in the first two months of the year.However, the longer gas prices stay low, the more likely it is that consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-10/mutual-interest-will-shrin
Bee's Knees restaurant owners prepare to open growler pub

...have no plans to brew beer in-house, though that could change if state legislation eases restrictions on brewery retail sales, they said.While stores such as Whole Foods Market in Augusta and Gra vity Growlers in Martinez sell craft beer to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-03-23/bees-knees-
Harsh weather freezes US economy for a 2nd year, though the slowdown is likely temporary

...just as a winter-related slump did last year.Retail sales fell 0.6 percent in February, the government said...the job market and the economy are still solid.The retail sales report "doesn't change our view that the economic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-12/harsh-weather-freezes-us-e
Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

...a seasonally adjusted 282,000. The decrease suggests that a recent slowdown in manufacturing, housing starts and retail sales have not trickled into the job market, a possible indication that economic growth will rebound after a harsh winter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-26/fewer-americans-filed-unem
Fed inching toward interest rate increase, economy shows signs of weakness

...goods costlier overseas and weakens exports. And retail sales remain sluggish, with Americans spending less at...though the index showed a drop in buyer traffic.Retail sales have fallen for three consecutive months. The declines...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-17/fed-inching-toward-interes
US retail sales fall for 3rd month as auto purchases drop

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales fell in February, as auto purchases...restaurants and home improvement stores.Retail sales fell 0.6 percent last month after...from cheaper gas.The monthly retail sales report is closely watched because...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-12/us-retail-sales-fall-3rd-m