Retail Sales Inched Up In Dec., Ending Record Year

2011 Retail Sales

Retail sales barely rose in December, but the gain was enough to lift sales to a record level for 2011. It marked the largest annual increase in more than a decade.

Senh: I'll give you this bit of good news, but the bad news.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Stocks surge to new highs after hiring climbs
    A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to new milestones. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time early Friday, and the Standard and Poor's 500 index, a broader market measure, broke through 1,600 for the first time. More
  • Unemployment falls to 7.5%; job creation solid in April
    The job market plugged along steadily, and unemployment fell in April, according to new data out Friday, suggesting that the U.S. economy is still expanding. The nation added 165,000 jobs in April as the unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, from 7.6 percent in March, the Labor Department said on Friday. More
  • U.S. Jobless Claims Fall to 5-Year Low
    The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to the lowest level in more than five years, a positive signal for the labor market ahead of Friday's April jobs report. More
    The MSCI world equity index, which tracks shares in 47 countries, fell almost 0.2 per cent and was set for its fifth straight day of declines. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major rival currencies, was flat on the day ...
    02/14/2018 - 11:00 am | View Link
  • Tech leads Wall St higher, Amazon and retail stocks gain
    Technology stocks led the S&P 500 and Nasdaq to record high closes on Black Friday ... while rivals stayed open. Wal-Mart inched up. U.S. oil prices jumped on the partial closure of a key pipeline linking Canada and the United States.
    11/24/2017 - 8:26 am | View Link
  • US STOCKS-S&P 500 hits record high after upbeat retail results
    its best day since Dec (Shanghai: 600875.SS - news) . 7. Best Buy jumped 21.5 percent, hitting a record high and making it the top gainer on the S&P, after its comparable sales unexpectedly rose last quarter. Tommy Hilfiger owner PVH was the second-biggest ...
    05/24/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • 5 Solid Stocks to Buy on the Second Straight Retail Dip
    U.S. retail sales fell for a second straight ... Dec 2000 amid growing labor market optimism. As per the Conference Board, the consumer confidence index jumped to 125.6 in March from 116.1 in February, surpassing the consensus expectation of 113. Such a ...
    04/16/2017 - 1:00 pm | View Link
  • Note ban pulls prices down; Jan retail inflation at 3.17%
    While inflation in meat and fish was 2.98 per cent. The core-CPI inflation, excluding food & beverages and fuel & light, inched higher to 5.1 per cent in January from 4.9 per cent in December. "The stickiness in core inflation despite continued decline in ...
    02/20/2017 - 2:20 am | View Link
  • More
  • Internet Retailer | E-Commerce | Online Retailing | Top ...
    The outcome has the potential to affect how states can tax online sales by e-commerce sellers, as well as other out-of-state merchants.
    05/25/2018 - 12:32 pm | View Website
  • TSCO Stock Price
    Tractor Supply Co. stock price, stock quotes and financial overviews from MarketWatch.
    05/25/2018 - 8:29 am | View Website
  • Cannabis Benchmarks ®
    U.S. Cannabis Spot Index down 2.8% to $1,252 per pound. The simple average (non-volume weighted) price decreased by $8 to $1,374 per pound, with 68% of transactions (one standard deviation) in the $631 to $2,117 per pound range.
    05/23/2018 - 1:29 am | View Website
  • Breaking News
    Contents. How Bad Is Sears Holdings' Debt Problem? Dec. 30, 2016 Sears lines up more credit from its CEO Dec. 29, 2016 Charleston Town Center anchor Sears to close
    05/22/2018 - 6:05 pm | View Website
  • Healthcare | Singapore Business Review
    Their market share of sales is forecast to rise from 31.4% in 2017 to 38.9% by 2027 at $690m.
    05/22/2018 - 12:47 am | View Website
  • 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