Stores going out of business is not unusual. What is unusual is the sheer amount of store closings by major retail chains in the past year. There’s a retail crisis happening in the U.S., and this time around, the economy is not to blame.
Author: Oscar Gonzalez
March Retail Sales report from the Commerce Department comes out on Friday. February’s report saw only a 0.1 percent increase in retail sales. The upside of that report was the warm weather leading to more sales while the downside was due to a delay in IRS tax refunds. March could […]
The economy still looks great for President Trump as retail sales grow, but only by the slightest of margins. Total retail sales for February increased by 0.1 percent to $474 billion in comparison to the previous month as reported by the Commerce Department on Wednesday. This marks an increase of […]
Trump’s presidency started on a good note with consumers as retail sales increased more than expected for January. A Commerce Department report on Wednesday showed retail sales in January were $472.1 billion, an increase of 0.04 percent over December. That went well above the 0.01 percent increased predicted by economists. […]