Tag: personal consumption

Income and consumption in January confirm strength of U.S. economy

Personal income and spending both rose by 0.5% in January, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported Friday. The figures indicate the American economy is improving as household income increases and consumers show regained confidence by buying more.   Friday’s figures show a sharp improvement over December, when spending rose by […]

Personal Income Growth Falls Short, Spending Down in First Report of 2015

By Marguerite Ward Personal income grew less than expected and personal spending decreased more than expected in January. Still, both indicators are faring better on a year-over-year basis. The January report, released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis, disappointed economists who hoped recent increases in wages and total number of […]