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July 15, 2014

U.S. retail sales inched up 0.2% in June, after an upwardly revised 0.5% rise in May, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.

June 12, 2014

Consumer spending rose 0.3% in May, marking four consecutive months of rising U.S. retail sales.

January 14, 2014

Overall retail sales rose 0.2% last month, the Commerce Department said on Tuesday.

December 16, 2013

The U.S, Department of Commerce will reportedly start meeting with companies including Facebook, Apple and Wal-Mart in February 2014 to create voluntary guidelines for the commercial use of facial recognition technology.

August 26, 2013

Improvements in housing and labor probably helped boost U.S. consumer spending last month.

August 13, 2013

U.S. retail sales edged up 0.2% in July from June, according to figures from the Department of Commerce.

May 31, 2013

U.S. consumer spending dropped 0.2% in April 2013, according to the Commerce Department.

March 13, 2013

Retail spending in the United States rose a better-than-expected 1.1% in February, the highest increase since September, according to figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

December 13, 2012

A report released by the Commerce Department said that U.S. retail sales rose 0.3% in November from October, reflecting a bounce back after the effects of superstorm Sandy.

October 29, 2012

A Monday report by the Commerce Department showed that consumer spending in the U.S. for September rose more than forecast as household incomes climbed.

October 15, 2012

A report released by the Commerce Department showed that retail sales in the U.S. climbed more than anticipated in September, boosted by unexpected increases in household spending.

July 16, 2012

Retail sales fell 0.5% in June, the Commerce Department said, as consumer spending declined for the third consecutive month.

June 13, 2012

U.S. retail sales declined in April and May, pulled down by a sharp 2.2% drop in gas stations sales in both months, the Commerce Department said.

May 15, 2012

A report by the Commerce Department showed that U.S. retail sales during the month of April edged up 0.1%, following a 0.7% gain in March and marking the smallest rise of the year so far.

March 30, 2012

Consumer spending rose 0.8% in February, the Commerce Department said.

March 13, 2012

A report released by the Commerce Department said that retail sales in the United States rose 1.1% in February, the most in five months.

February 14, 2012

A report released by the Commerce Department showed that consumer spending on retail goods rebounded in January after a flat holiday season.

December 23, 2011

A report released by the Commerce Department showed that U.S. consumer spending edged up 0.1% in November, less than forecast and reflecting an economy that continues to struggle.

December 13, 2011

Retail sales rose 0.2% in November, following a 0.6% advance in October that was more than initially reported, according to figures released by the Commerce Department in Washington.

November 23, 2011

Consumer spending rose less than forecast in October as Americans even as personal incomes showed the biggest gains in seven months.

November 15, 2011

Retail sales rose more than projected in October, according to figures released by the Commerce Department.

October 14, 2011

U.S. retail sales in September grew at their fastest pace in six months, beating forecasts and rising 1.1%, the Commerce Department reported.

September 26, 2011

Amid economic uncertainty and low consumer confidence levels, retail CFOs are expecting a 3% increase in total 2011 sales, according to a recent survey by BDO USA.

September 23, 2011

Amid economic uncertainty and low consumer confidence levels, retail CFOs are expecting a 3% increase in total 2011 sales, according to a recent survey by BDO USA, LLP.

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