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February 22, 2020

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Boost in autos, construction raise US retail sales in new year

Boost in autos, construction raise US retail sales in new year

US consumers resumed buying autos in January and took advantage of mild weather to boost purchases of building materials, pushing up overall retail sales, according to government data released Friday.Amid a steady job market, American consumers continued their

China's stuttering economy braces for impact of deadly virus

China's stuttering economy braces for impact of deadly virus

China's struggle to contain the deadly coronavirus is deepening concerns about the impact on the world's number-two economy, as factories stay closed and millions of consumers remain holed up at home.The epidemic, which has killed hundreds and infected more

US consumer confidence climbs in January

US consumer confidence climbs in January

US consumers started 2019 feeling more confident, even better than expected, according to a private survey released Tuesday that also showed confidence climbed in December.Analysts hailed the stronger than expected results showing Americans are more upbeat abo

Pricey 'American Dream' mall places big bet on retail

Pricey 'American Dream' mall places big bet on retail

Lindsey Vonn was among the luminaries on hand last month to christen "Big Snow," North America's first indoor ski facility, part of a new $5 billion mega-mall in New Jersey.For about $30, consumers can ski for two hours on a 1,000-foot (300-meter) hill of m

EU takes aim at ticket bots, data harvesters

EU takes aim at ticket bots, data harvesters

EU countries will from Tuesday begin rolling out tougher laws against online operators who play fast and loose with consumers, including those harvesting personal data or deploying bots to snap up tickets.The consumer protection rules, from an EU directive to