NPR logo

Consumer Spending

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1203415/1203416" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Consumer Spending

Consumer Spending

Consumer Spending

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1203415/1203416" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

NPR's Jack Speer reports that despite the gloom of war and a dour economy, Americans are still hitting the malls and big discount stores. Unlike after the first Gulf War and Sept. 11, U.S. retailers are seeing steady sales.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.