All Posts Tagged: retail sales

U.S. Outlook: Retail sales shift into higher gear

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Chart showing recent growth in various categories of retail sales.

The U.S. consumer is coming through in a big way, and not a moment too soon.

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U.S. Outlook: Consumers still hold back in April

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent decline in retail sales.

We can’t blame bad weather for another month of disappointing retail sales.

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Instant Analysis: GDP report for Q1 2015

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Cars parked on street, covered in snow with snow-covered trees around.

The fingerprints of a strong U.S. dollar and worse-than-expected winter weather were all over the report. 

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U.S. Outlook: The curious case of missing retail sales

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent declines in retail sales.

Looked at in a vacuum, the recent declines in retail sales could herald an impending recession, but that’s not our forecast.

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