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US Auto Sales Indicate Slow Down For the Market

U.S. auto sales dipped significantly in March despite discounts and low gas prices due to what some economists call a long overdue cool down of the market. Sales for the month fell 1.6 percent to just over 1.55 million vehicles, with a negative percent change of 10.6 percent in sales […]

Is It Game Over for Game Stores?

Nick Kramer is your average gamer in his 30s. He’s a senior trainer for Chase Bank. A job that pays him enough to take his fiancé out to a nice dinner along with indulging himself in his geek hobbies such as video games. He buys two to three games a […]

Momentum May Be Hard to Maintain in Friday’s Jobs Report

The new year started with accelerating economic growth, but the momentum is likely to have slowed in March.  The jobs report to be released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) follows a solid two-month economic boom at the start of 2017. In February alone, 236,500 nonfarm payroll jobs […]

Confidence Soars Amid Modest Consumption

Consumer confidence may be soaring but consumer spending has barely moved since last month. The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its latest report on March 31, which showed a 0.1% increase in consumer spending from last month, a slight disappointment from the 0.2% expected. A historically warm winter decreased service […]

Five Things to Watch in the International Trade Report

The Department of Commerce releases its February report on international trade Tuesday morning. It’s rarely been so politically significant. For President Donald Trump, the trade deficit – the amount that imports exceed exports – is a newfound foe, one which his cabinet members have argued poses a distinct threat to national […]

Shoppers Are Looking For A Discount — And TJX is Reaping The Benefits

When President Trump took office in January, Simone Wilson was worried about how it might impact her small business. Wilson, who co-owns Spartan Construction and Interior Design just outside of Seattle with her husband James, was afraid her clients might not be as willing to dig into their pockets for […]

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Aircraft Orders Carry Durable Goods Higher Than Expectations

Durable goods orders increased more than estimated in February, thanks to a second consecutive surge in orders for commercial aircrafts and more demand for electrical goods and appliances. The Commerce Department reported an overall 1.7 percent increase in durable goods orders, and an upward adjustment to 2.3 percent for January’s […]