The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

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 period last year.

November’s increase was higher than the 0.4 percent recorded in October, and came as household income ticked up by 0.2 percent after a disappointing 0.1 percent fall the previous month.

Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of U.S. economic activity and is a keenly anticipated indicator.

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Youtube Screenshot

The Arizona Senate ad was sponsored by a group tied to the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America.

An anti-abortion super PAC released a misleading new ad on Friday, dishonestly claiming that Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) supports abortion "right up to the due date, for any reason." The ad also attempted to present Arizona Senate Republican nominee Blake Masters as only wanting a reasonable "compromise," despite his long history of backing total abortion bans.

Keep reading... Show less

Tucker Carlson

Youtube Screenshot

Fox News star Tucker Carlson eulogized Ralph “Sonny” Barger over the weekend, effusively praising the founder of the vigilante biker gang Hells Angels just one month after telling Republicans to run on crime policies. Barger spent around 13 years in prison following convictions for assault with a deadly weapon and kidnapping, among other charges.

Keep reading... Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}