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Increasingly Sophisticated Retailers Deploy Range of Growth Strategies

  I I RETAIL SALES APRIL 2019 I Research Brief Increasingly Sophisticated Retailers Deploy Range of Growth Strategies I Retail sales showing consistency as year progresses. Softened consumer confidence in March had little impact on spending as core retail sales advanced 3.6 percent year over year. A second consecutive month of moderate yet steady growth […]

Labor Deficit Boosts Wages; Invigorates Hiring in Tertiary Markets

  I I EMPLOYMENT APRIL 2019 I Research Brief Labor Deficit Boosts Wages; Invigorates Hiring in Tertiary Markets I Job growth rebounds in March; pace of hiring moderating. Removed from the disrupting effects of the partial government shutdown and winter storms, U.S. employers created a combined 196,000 jobs last month, well above the 33,000 personnel […]

Retail Powerhouses Maintain Dominance Despite Tempered Consumption

  RETAIL SALES APRIL 2019 Retail Powerhouses Maintain Dominance Despite Tempered Consumption Retail spending slows amid economic concerns. A moderating economy became more evident in February as core retail sales advanced 2.9 percent annually, following a revised gain of 4.3 percent one month earlier. Unresolved trade tensions as well as a weakening international economy continue […]

Fed Signals End of Tightening Cycle; Interest Rates Reignite Opportunities

  FEDERAL RESERVE MARCH 2019 Fed Signals End of Tightening Cycle; Interest Rates Reignite Opportunities Interest rates fall as Fed shifts policy outlook. At its latest meeting, the Federal Reserve signaled an end to rate hikes this year, while reserving the potential for one increase in 2020. The Fed also announced its intention to end […]