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China holiday makes business, cultural waves around world

...the same month in 2012, said Gordon Clark, manager at Global Blue, a Switzerland-based firm that tracks luxury retail spending worldwide. Chinese shoppers spend an average 739 pounds ($1,137) per transaction in Britain each February...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-18/china-holiday-makes-busine
US stocks fall on dismal retail report and a slow growth outlook; Investors flee to bonds

NEW YORK - A dismal report on retail spending in the U.S. and signs of slowing global growth drove stocks lower and sent yields on government bonds plunging as investors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-01-14/us-stocks-fall-dismal-reta
US retail sales fell in September on autos, gas

...forecasts for this year and next, citing weakness in Japan, Latin America and Europe.In the U.S., future gains in retail spending will likely hinge on job growth.Employers added 248,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe
US retail sales fell in September on autos and gas

...forecasts for this year and next, citing weakness in Japan, Latin America and Europe.In the U.S., future gains in retail spending will likely hinge on job growth.Employers added 248,000 jobs last month, according to the Labor Department...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-15/us-retail-sales-fell-septe
Evans skateboard, BMX park to open by December in Columbia County

...Columbia County facility. These tournaments will bring a positive economic impact to the area with hotel stays, retail spending and use of county restaurants."Augusta BMX will make Evans its new headquarters, according to Joey Tedesco...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-01/evans-skateboard-bmx-park-ope
US retail sales rise a solid 0.4 percent in October, despite shutdown; best gain since July

...Whatever money many consumers saved on gas in October they spent elsewhere. Excluding sales at service stations, retail spending rose 0.5 percent. Sales of furniture, electronics, appliances and clothing all showed solid gains.Congress...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-20/us-retail-sales-rise-solid
Sluggish sales numbers raise economic worries

...low-income shoppers to be squeezed for the rest of the year. Wal-Mart accounts for nearly 10 percent of nonautomotive retail spending in the United States.Wal-Mart's gloomy report helped push the Dow Jones industrial average down 225 points...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-15/sluggish-sales-numbers-rai
Dow climbs for 10 days straight

...officials that they plan to keep interests rates at historically low levels have also helped push stocks higher. U.S. retail spending increased in February at the fastest pace in five months. That came despite higher payroll taxes kicking in at the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-03-14/dow-climbs-10-days-straigh
US retail sales rise in April, boosted by cheap gas

...stations 4.7 percent. The retail sales report is not adjusted for price changes.When excluding gas station sales, retail spending rose 0.7 percent. Core retail sales, which exclude gas, autos and building supplies, increased 0.5 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-05-13/us-retail-sales-rise-april-boosted-
US consumer spending gain led by autos

...second half of the year.Paul Dales, the senior U.S. economist at Capital Econ omics, said the May increase in retail spending was stronger than anticipated. Lower gas prices might have helped, he noted.Even with the gain, he believes consumer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-06-13/us-consumer-spending-gain-