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January 2014 Business Inventories and Sales Soft

Written by Steven Hansen Econintersect‘s analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) for January 2014 shows sales declined with inventory levels up but remaining on the high side of a normal range for periods of expansion.

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Retail Sales Again Soft In February 2014

Written by Steven Hansen Retail sales were up according to US Census. Our analysis disagreed, and the decline is even worse than our analysis because of the moderate downward revision of last month’s data. The per capita retail sales growth … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Not As Bad As They Said, On the Other Hand, They Were Worse

On the surface, the January retail sales report released on February 13 doesn’t look so bad, in spite of the hysterical headlines about the big “miss” because of January’s bad weather. Street economists had a consensus guess that the seasonally adjusted headline number would be unchanged from December. Continue reading

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December 2013 Business Inventories and Sales Improve

Written by Steven Hansen Econintersect‘s analysis of final business sales data (retail plus wholesale plus manufacturing) for December 2013 shows sales improved with inventory levels normal.

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Retail Sales Soft In January 2014

Written by Steven Hansen Retail sales were down according to US Census. Our analysis agreed, and the decline is even worse than the headlines because of the moderate downward revision of last month’s data.

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