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Retail And Wholesale Sector Performance

Shoppers lift U.S. economy, if they keep spending

Consumers spent more on cars, furniture, electronics and other goods in July, and more in May and June than previously thought. If it keeps up, the economy might rebound after growing in the first half of 2011.

August 12, 2011 8:35 pm
A Toy Story: 'Cars' merchandise ubiquitous

A Toy Story: 'Cars' merchandise ubiquitous

NEW YORK (AP) — In the Pixar pantheon of animated films remarkable for their appeal to both adults and children, "Cars" is the most purely kiddie affair.

June 24, 2011 12:00 am

August retail sales up 0.4 pct., best in 5 months

WASHINGTON | Retail sales rose in August by the largest amount in five months, adding to evidence that a late spring economic swoon was temporary and not the start of another recession.

September 14, 2010 10:01 am

Stocks fall for 4th day after retail sales report

NEW YORK | Stocks extended their losing streak to four days Friday after a mixed batch of readings on consumers further muddled investors' sense of the economy.

August 13, 2010 3:41 pm

Stocks head for lower start ahead of sales report

NEW YORK | Stocks are fluctuating in early trading after the latest consumer spending number fell just short of expectations.

August 13, 2010 9:00 am
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