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U.S. retail sales surge 17.7% in May 2020

Jun 16, 2020 - 10:00 PM

The $485.5 billion in United States retail sales in May 2020 is nearly double what analysts had forecast

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 16: A pedestrian walks by a retail store that has reopened on June 16, 2020 in San Francisco, California. According to a report by the U.S. Commerce Department, retail sales surged 17.7 percent in May as more states begin the process of reopening after being shut down due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

China's industrial output continues slow recovery from virus hit

Jun 15, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Chinese industrial production expands 4.4% in May 2020, but there are still 'many difficulties and uncertainties'

REOPENED. A general view shows buildings in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province on April 7, 2020. Wuhan, the central Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged last year, partly reopened on March 28 after more than two months of near total isolation for its population of 11 million. Photo by Hector Retamal / AFP

Awful data show U.S. economy is in deep trouble

May 16, 2020 - 7:00 AM

United States retail sales sink by 16.4% in April 2020, the largest one-month fall on record. Industrial production also drops a record 11.2%.

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15 : People are reflected on a window of a retail store closed due to coronavirus as they walk around Times Square during the spread of COVID-19 pandemic on May 15, 2020 in New York City. COVID-19 has spread to most countries around the world, claiming over 307,000 lives and infecting more than 4.6 million people. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. Fed warns of worsening economy as virus savages retail, factories

Apr 16, 2020 - 7:00 AM

The coronavirus pandemic causes contractions in United States retail sales and manufacturing not seen in decades

A homeless man walks past closed stores in the Fashion District in Downtown Los Angeles, California on April 2, 2020. - The United States recorded 1,169 COVID-19 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tracker showed on April 2, the highest one-day death toll recorded in any country since the global pandemic began. (Photo by Apu GOMES / AFP)

US Black Friday: more shoppers but less spent per head

Nov 28, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Sales over the Thanksgiving holiday which extends into so called Cyber Monday are a good indicator of the health of US consumer spending

BIG HAUL. Shoppers with their arms full walk to their cars during the 'Black Friday' sales at a Best Buy store in Culver City, California on November 25, 2016. Mark Ralston/AFP