Car and Truck Sales

April 1, 2020 Unit car and truck sales fell 32.1% in March to 11.372 million after having declined 1.0% in February.    Clearly, the dramatic measures taken by the federal government and many state governors to halt the spread of the corona virus has stopped the...

Retail Sales

March 17, 2020 Retail sales fell 0.4% in February after having risen 0.6% in January and 0.5% in December.  During the past year retail sales have risen 4,4%. Sometimes sales can be distorted by changes in autos and gasoline both of which can be quite volatile.  In...