- Survey: Consumer sentiment up to highest level since January Updated: Jun-26-15 3:11 pm
WASHINGTON - Consumer sentiment rose this month to the highest level since January, suggesting that spending will strengthen this year.
- US consumers ramp up May spending; largest gain since 2009 Updated: Jun-25-15 10:01 am
WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer spending surged in May with the biggest monthly increase in nearly six years - a sign of stronger economic growth ahead.
- US economy not as bad in 1st quarter, paving way for rebound Updated: Jun-24-15 11:25 am
WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy contracted in the first three months of the year, just not as much as previously estimated. More recent data show that the weakness was largely temporary, with a rebound in the works for the April-June quarter.
- US retail sales jump in a sign of more confident consumers Updated: Jun-11-15 10:19 am
WASHINGTON - Americans stepped up their spending at retailers in May, especially for autos, clothes and building materials, in a sign that strong job growth has begun to boost store sales.