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Fed will likely signal a rate hike is coming later this year if economy strengthens further

...higher. Stock and bond prices could be squeezed.In recent weeks, key sectors of the economy ? the job market, retail spending, home sales ? have improved. The gains mark a reversal from the January-March quarter, when the economy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-16/fed-will-likely-signal-rat
US retail sales heat up in March; has big thaw arrived?

...play. Easter was 15 days earlier this year compared to 2014, which might have pulled spending forward.Still, retail spending remains somewhat subdued. Many Americans have qualms about going on a shopping spree when the wounds from the housing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-14/us-retail-sales-heat-march
Why US job growth isn't boosting the economy and cheap gas isn't powering spending

...gasoline by spending much more. The lag means that the oil companies' cutbacks have yet to be offset by greater retail spending. So the economy has suffered all the downside, while the upside has yet to appear, said Carl Tannenbaum, chief...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-05/why-us-job-growth-isnt-boo
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
Fewer Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

...long-lasting goods, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday. Builders broke ground on fewer homes last month, while retail spending has fallen.Those reports indicate that growth will be dramatically lower than its annual average of 2.2 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-26/fewer-americans-filed-unem
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 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