[WASHINGTON] Americans' retail spending unexpectedly took its biggest tumble in nearly a decade during the key holiday shopping period, government data showed on Thursday....

[WASHINGTON] US retail-sales figures on Friday signalled consumer spending, the biggest part of the economy, is poised to drive another quarter of strong growth while other segments face headwinds...

[NEW YORK] Early sales data released Monday and over the weekend suggested a strong start to the US holiday shopping season but analysts said it was too soon to declare victory overall.

[WASHINGTON] US retail sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy remained strong early in the third quarter.

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US RETAIL sales rose more than expected in July as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and clothing, suggesting the economy remained strong early in the third quarter.

[WASHINGTON] American consumers dipped deeper into their pockets in July, increasing spending for the sixth month in a row and getting the third quarter off to a healthy start, the government...