Category Archives: retail sales

December retail sales and consumer prices and their impact on 4th quarter GDP; November Mortgage Monitor

this week we’ll start by looking at the Advance Monthly Retail Sales Report for December from the Census Bureau, which estimated that our total seasonally adjusted retail and food services sales were at $431.9 billion, which would be 0.2 percent … Continue reading

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adjusting October retail sales with consumer prices; 2 more jobs reports; can the unemployment rate be manipulated? and more..

there were two somewhat important economic reports for October released this week, coincidentally both rescheduled for release at 8:30 AM on Wednesday, retail sales from the commerce department and the consumer price index from the bureau of labor statistics (BLS)….together … Continue reading

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August retail sales eclipsed by July revisions; July’s consumer credit; July job openings and job turnover

the most widely watched economic release of this past week was the Advance Report on Retail Sales for August (pdf) from the Census bureau, which estimated that retail sales grew at a 0.2% seasonally adjusted rate in August, much slower … Continue reading

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