Consumer Data Support Sturdy First-quarter Growth Picture

Shopping - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumer spending rose in February and sentiment among Americans perked up this month, further signs of an acceleration in economic activity in the first quarter after a near stall in late 2012.

  • Real 'Fault in Our Stars' couple reunited by hope
    Katie and Dalton Prager, a young couple who both have cystic fibrosis, celebrated happy news when they reunited Tuesday afternoon after nearly five months apart: Katie is on her way to getting a lifesaving lung transplant. More
  • US home sales rebound slightly in February
    U.S. home sales picked up slightly in February but remain sluggish due to tight inventories, affordability problems and nasty winter weather. More
  • Dollar rises above 100 yen for 1st time in 4 years
    The dollar has risen above 100 yen for the first time in more than four years as currency traders persist in selling the Japanese currency in reaction to Tokyo's aggressive credit-easing moves. More
  • Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour
    Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
  • Retailers report modest gains for April
    Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
  • First-Quarter Economic Growth Unexpectedly Revised Higher on Private Investment Upgrade
    The US economy grew in the first quarter at a faster ... government data showed. Residential investment fell 5.4%, compared with the prior estimate indicating a 4.2% drop. "Looking into the second ...
    05/25/2023 - 7:11 am | View Link
  • Coursera: Consumer Segment Continues To Drive Growth
    The Consumer segment shows impressive growth, with consistent addition of new students and revenue growth of 20.5% year over year. Strategic partnerships and the introduction of professional ...
    05/24/2023 - 9:46 pm | View Link
  • US consumer spending appears solid early in second quarter
    U.S. consumer spending appears to have increased solidly in April, with households boosting purchases at online retailers as well as spending more at restaurants and bars, signs of resilience in the ...
    05/16/2023 - 5:51 am | View Link
  • Consumer debt passes $17 trillion for the first time despite slide in mortgage demand
    Total consumer debt hit a fresh new high in the first quarter of 2023 ... according to central bank data through Fannie Mae. The higher rates helped push total mortgage debt to $12.04 trillion ...
    05/15/2023 - 6:30 am | View Link
  • More


Comment On This Story

Welcome to Wopular!

Welcome to Wopular

Wopular is an online newspaper rack, giving you a summary view of the top headlines from the top news sites.

Senh Duong (Founder)
Wopular, MWB, RottenTomatoes

Subscribe to Wopular's RSS Fan Wopular on Facebook Follow Wopular on Twitter Follow Wopular on Google Plus

MoviesWithButter : Our Sister Site

More Business News