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NRF: March Retail Sales Grow

Retail sales in March were up and the growth has buoyed optimism that consumers will continue spending in the months ahead.

Retail
Trump Delays Tariffs Increase

White House plans to increase tariffs from 10% to 25% on $200 billion of products made in China have been delayed, President Donald Trump said, citing “substantial progress” in talks between the United States and China.

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LIRA: Remodeling Spending To Slow In 2019

Annual growth in the national market for home improvement and repair is expected to slow by the end of the year, according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) released by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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NRF: October Retail Sales Up 5.6%

With the holidays approaching, consumers have not slowed their spending in October as retail sales for the month were up 5.6% year-over-year, according to the National Retail Federation.

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NRF: Consumer Holiday Spending To Rise

Consumers said they will spend an average of $1,007.24 during the holiday season this year, up 4.1% from the $967.13 they said they would spend last year, according to the annual survey released by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.

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NRF: Retail Imports Remain Strong Despite Tariffs

Imports at the nation’s major retail container ports are expected to remain at near-record levels in October despite a new round of tariffs that took effect in September, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report released by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates.

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NRF: September Retail Sales Gain

Year-over-year retail sales in September were up 3% as general merchandise stores and electronics and appliance stores reported strong gains in the year’s ninth month, according to the National Retail Federation.

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