All Posts Tagged: retail sales

U.S. Outlook: The glass-half-full economy

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing upward trend in consumer confidence.

Consumer confidence is soaring, despite financial volatility and a weak global economy.

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Instant Analysis: Retail sales report for August

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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Retail sales gains were broad-based in August but remained lumpy in magnitude. 

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U.S. Outlook: Is weaker GDP consistent with the sentiment?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Bar graph of quarterly GDP performance of last two years and forecast of next two years

Despite overall weakness in the quarter, we’re seeing positive indicators of growth going forward, particularly in consumer activity.

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U.S. Outlook: Spring recovery is already underway

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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Consumer spending has rebounded from the snow-bound declines of December and January, according to recent February data.

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