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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, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-01/evans-skateboard-bmx-park-ope
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
Americans spent more at retail stores in July, lifting hopes for a rebound in the second half of the year

...Amer icans increased their retail spending in July by the most in five months...the second half of the year.Retail spending rose in every major category...part of the July increase in retail spending was inevitable after consumers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-08-14/americans-spent-more-retai
Repayment of UK mortgage debt accelerates

...a year, shrinking the pool of money available for retail spending, the Bank of England said Friday. The bank estimated...fall in house prices, and this would have cut into retail spending. "There have been some tentative signs of a stabilization...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/05/fin_529769.shtml
Finance
Spending increase shrinks

...sales offset a surge at department stores, holding retail spending overall to a tepid 0.1 percent increase in January. The rise in retail spending, to a seasonally adjusted $214.8 billion, followed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/13/bus_222363.shtml
Business
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 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
Wal-Mart's weak forecast shows how poor and middle-class being squeezed

...worse for the nation's poor and middle-class. Because Wal-Mart accounts for nearly 10 percent of nonautomotive retail spending in the U.S., it is a bellwether for the economy."Wal-Mart moms are the barometer of the U.S. household...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-02-21/wal-marts-weak-forecast-sh