It’s all about the jobs market April 29, 2012 By Natalia V. Osipova American consumers’ appetite continue to outpace salaries and wages. Analysts say they expect to see personal income figures for March rise 0.2 percent and spending rev up 0.4 percent. The Bureau of Economic Analysis will issue the […]
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Consumer Spending Accelerates, But Income Doesn’t Keep Up the Pace
MARCH 30, 2012 By Natalia V. Osipova Two months of solid consumer spending shows the U.S. recovery is gathering momentum. But it’s not yet time to celebrate. The disposable income of Americans in real terms was shrinking over the same period. So was the personal saving rate. The burgeoning gap gives […]
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First Report on Personal Income and Spending in 2012 got a Weak Start
MARCH 1, 2012 By Natalia V. Osipova Americans saw their income rise again in January, but spending remained flat for the third month in a row. The report on personal income and outlays, issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics today, made for a grim reading. Personal income rose slower […]