retail-sales

The latest readings on overall November sales are a reminder not to put much credence in early estimates of holiday shopping

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 12, 2013
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Remember that whole government shutdown? Turns out retail sales were great in October.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 20, 2013
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First jobs, now retail sales. Maybe this economy has more momentum than people realized.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Mar 13, 2013
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Thought you would see consumer spending collapse after the post-fiscal cliff tax hikes? Nah, didn't happen.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Feb 13, 2013
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January sales at major chain retailers held up nicely, though it is too soon to draw firm conclusions about how higher payroll taxes will affect consumers.

Black Friday sales may make for fun stories, but they tell us virtually nothing about the economy

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 23, 2012
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