The Washington Post

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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Do weak sales at the mega-retailer in February presage bad times to come? Maybe not.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Feb 21, 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.

The greatest hope for consumption spending this year is on the homefront.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jan 25, 2013
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