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US retail sales rise at modest pace in October as greater hiring, cheaper gas boost spending

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales rose modestly in October, evidence...Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales rose 0.3 percent last month after...that holiday sales ? defined as retail sales in November and December ? will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-14/us-retail-sales-rise-modes
Chrysler 3Q earnings up 32 pct. on rising sales

...worldwide sales grew 18 percent in the quarter to 711,000 vehicles. Most of the increase in was in the U.S., where retail sales grew 20 percent largely because of the new Jeep Cherokee small SUV and Chrysler 200 sedan.Chrysler's U.S. market...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-05/chrysler-3q-earnings-32-pc
Augusta-area companies enjoying lower fuel prices

...on the national economy, he said, as those savings add up each month. "It is one of the reasons I think holiday retail sales will be pretty good this year."Vitner said lower gas prices show up immediately in a couple of key places: buying...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/augusta-area-companies-enj
US retail sales fell in September on autos, gas

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales retreated in Sep tem ber as purchases...Wednesday that seasonally adjusted retail sales dropped 0.3 percent from the...slip was enough to dent overall retail sales in September.Falling gasoline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe
Tax hike is a poor lesson

...adviser) could be as much as $381 million.It is teaching them that income plans based on optimistic forecasts of retail sales, as opposed to the recent record of sales declines, can be used to hoodwink the public.It is teaching them that promises...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-10-28/tax-hike-poor-lesson
Claims for jobless aid reach 14-year low

...lowest level since June 2000.Consumers have remained cautious about spending even as employers have stepped up hiring. Retail sales fell 0.3 percent in September, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.Still, employers added 248,000 jobs last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-16/claims-jobless-aid-reach-1
US retail sales fell in September on autos and gas

WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales retreated in September as purchases...Wednesday that seasonally adjusted retail sales dropped 0.3 percent from the...slip was enough to dent overall retail sales in September.Falling gasoline...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe
Stocks plumment but claw back in turbulent day

...percent.Investors got discouraging U.S. economic news early Wednesday, when the Commerce Department reported that retail sales declined 0.3 percent in September from the previous month. Purchases of autos, gasoline, furniture and clothing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/stocks-plumment-claw-back-
US retail sales rise in August on auto sales

...WASHINGTON - Auto buying drove U.S. retail sales higher in August, a possible sign...Friday that seasonally adjusted retail sales rose 0.6 percent compared with...increase by much. The increase in retail sales could boost overall economic growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-12/us-retail-sales-rise-augus
Labor pains

...turn of the 20th century to celebrate America's labor movement is now widely considered the symbolic end of summer, a retail sales event and ? for millions of hard-working Americans ? a much-appreciated day off.But for a growing number of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-30/labor-pains