January 15, 2013 Consumers were still in a spending mood in December, even as lawmakers battled over the budget. Meanwhile, wholesale prices fell slightly. Those are both good signs for the economy.
September 14, 2012 The government reports consumer prices and retail sales increased during August, mostly due to more expensive gas prices.
July 16, 2012 The news is among several recent indications that the economy is slowing. But, the pace is still better than a year ago.
March 13, 2012 They were up 1.1 percent from January. Higher gas prices were one reason, but excluding gasoline sales were still up 0.8 percent.
November 28, 2011 A good first weekend is welcome news. But after a deep recession and with unemployment still high, analysts want to wait and see.
November 15, 2011 Meanwhile, wholesale prices dipped thanks to a sharp drop in energy costs.
October 14, 2011 It was the best gain since February and was driven by higher car sales.
September 14, 2011 A sharp drop in energy costs offset a sharp increase in food prices.
June 14, 2011 The decline in retail sales is among several recent signs that economic growth is slowing.
June 2, 2011 There were 422,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance, vs. 428,000 the week before. Meanwhile, retailers say sales were hurt in May by bad weather and anxiety over rising food and gas prices.
May 12, 2011 A trio of economic indicators add to the economic puzzle.
March 3, 2011 Family Dollar's board of directors has unanimously rejected a takeover bid from a New York hedge fund. The offer from the Trian Fund had put the Charlotte-based company's value at $6.99 billion.
February 15, 2011 Harsh weather across much of the nation in January may have kept sales from rising as much as economists thought they would.