Content about Inflation

December 9, 2011

The SpendTrend analysis released Friday by First Data Corp., which tracks same-store consumer spending by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT cards and checks at U.S. merchant locations, found that overall year-over-year dollar volume growth was up 7.3% in November 2011, down from October’s 9.4% growth.

October 24, 2011

With gloomy consumer sentiment surveys reflecting dysfunction in both Wall Street and Washington, stagnant GDP growth, stubborn 9% unemployment and the ongoing housing slump, most experts are calling for a conservative holiday season.

May 31, 2011

Consumer confidence declined in May, according to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index.

May 16, 2011

Falling real wages and rising jobless claims in April contributed to largest single month drop in the Deloitte Consumer Spending Index since November 2007.

May 10, 2011

Rising fuel costs, higher commodity prices and increasing international market demand for food are pushing food inflation higher and higher, according to the Food Marketing Institute’s U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report released Tuesday.

April 12, 2011

A report released Tuesday by First Data Corp. found that, despite tough comps and a late Easter, March 2011 same-store consumer spending by credit, signature debit, PIN debit, EBT cards and checks at U.S. merchant locations showed a steady uptick.

December 15, 2010

The Labor Department reported Wednesday that the consumer-price index increased 0.1% in November after a 0.2% rise the prior month.

October 18, 2010

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment, released Friday, showed that confidence among U.S. consumers unexpectedly declined in October, with Americans more pessimistic about current economic conditions.

October 14, 2010

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan preliminary index of consumer sentiment, released Friday, showed that confidence...

October 14, 2010

A Friday report from the Labor Department showed that the cost of living in the...

May 11, 2010

Consumer spending rose for the second consecutive in April and remains at its highest level...

May 5, 2010

Global consumer confidence in first quarter 2010 rebounded to reach its highest level since third...

October 13, 2009

Colorado will become the first state to reduce its minimum wage because of a falling...

January 14, 2009

Consumer spending may finally be stabilizing, even though the overall outlook on the economy remains...

November 16, 2008

Thanksgiving prices are up about 6% this year compared to last year, according to Purdue...

September 14, 2008

About 69% of CFOs at leading U.S. retailers are worried about tax reform as a...

September 8, 2008

Discounter 99 Cents Only Stores Inc. said Monday it will raise its top price from...

September 4, 2008

Amid rising inflation and soaring food prices, the 99? Only Stores chain is re-evaluating its...

June 18, 2008

Retail sales surprisingly soared in Britain during May, revealing the biggest monthly gain in 22...

May 29, 2008

Eighty-five percent of U.S. consumers believe the country is currently in a recession and consumer...

January 14, 2008

New York City Deloitte & Touche USA LLP said Tuesday its Leading Index of Consumer...

December 26, 2007

Washington U.S. consumer confidence rose slightly in December due to an increase in short-term expectations,...

September 13, 2007

New York City, ...

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