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Three Mistakes You’re Making Before A Big Purchase

When it comes to buying an appliance, television, car, or any other item that can put a big dent in your wallet, it pays to shop smart.

August 13, 2015

Consumer Spending Bolsters U.S. Second-Quarter Growth

Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.3 percent annual rate, the U.S. Commerce Department said on Thursday.

July 30, 2015

The Joneses Win: The Why Of Weak Consumer Spending

How income inequality is killing America’s consumer culture.

February 17, 2015

Auto Export Gains Narrow U.S. Trade Deficit In July

Washington (AFP) — The U.S. trade deficit shrank for the third straight month in July helped by gains in exports especially from the automotive sector, Commerce Department data showed Thursday. The monthly trade balance came in at a negative $40.5 billion, down from a $40.8 billion deficit in June. Exports rose $1.8 billion to $198.0 […]

September 4, 2014

U.S. Manufacturing Sector Gained In August

Washington (AFP) — Activity in the U.S. manufacturing sector picked up pace in August, to its best level since August 2011, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday. Helped by a pickup in production and new orders, the ISM’s manufacturing purchasing managers index rose by 1.9 points to 59.0. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. […]

September 2, 2014

U.S. Personal Spending Falls In July

Washington (AFP)– U.S. personal spending fell in July, putting a drag on third-quarter growth, as income gains slowed, government data released Friday showed. Consumer spending, the engine of U.S. economic growth, fell 0.1 percent in July, the first decline in six months and decelerating from a 0.4 percent gain in June, the Commerce Department reported. […]

August 29, 2014

U.S. Consumer Spending Gains Speed In November

Washington (AFP) – U.S. consumer spending continued to gain pace in the key shopping month of November, buoyed by a slight rise in household income, the Department of Commerce reported Monday. Spending was up 0.5 percent in November — which includes Thanksgiving and the start of the Christmas shopping season — compared to the same […]

December 23, 2013

Regulations And Taxes Not To Blame For Jobs Crisis

It’s clear that something needs to be done about jobs in the United States, but effective change requires that people understand the roots of the unemployment crisis. Democrats, Republicans, economists, and pundits have all offered their own theories about the causes of the jobs problem, and they have subsequently proposed different solutions; however, some of […]

September 30, 2011