Retail Sales

September 13, 2019 Retail sales 0.4% in August.  But that follows gains of 0.4% in April, 0.5% in May, 0.4% in June, and 0.8% in July..    Any way you slice it, consumer spending remains solid.  During the past year retail sales have risen 4.0%, but in the past three...

Car and Truck Sales

September 3, 2019 Unit car and truck sales rose 0.7% in August to a 17.0 million paced after having declined 2.0% in July.    During the last year car sales have risen 0.7%.  Car sales have been basically flat for the past couple of years and should continue to be...