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  1. The Last Thing the Fed Should Be Worried About: Deflation

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    Sat, 23 May 2015

    adjustment to lower energy prices. Although slow consumer spending is still a bit of a puzzle, at least a few clues ..... prices are up a strong 35% since then. No wonder consumer spending has been lethargic lately. Sector Data Shows Some

  2. Slow Growth: A Tale of Two Theories

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    Fri, 22 May 2015

    Summers. 4 According to this view, the New Normal is about inadequate aggregate demand, or in other words, slowing consumer spending and depressed investment levels, which are leading to slower economic growth and lower real interest rates. Summers

  3. Williams-Sonoma Brand Equity Facilitates Rising Profitability Ahead; Shares Modestly Overvalued

    Commentary

    Thu, 21 May 2015

    Consumer spending has remained strong at home-improvement and -furnishing retailers during the first quarter, and no-moat Williams-Sonoma

  4. Big-Ticket Consumer Spending Remains Solid at Home Depot

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    Tue, 19 May 2015

    We’re raising our fair value estimate for Home Depot after the firm logged another quarter of solid growth.

  5. Big-Ticket Consumer Spending Remains Solid at Home Depot, Leading to Higher Full-Year Forecast

    Commentary

    Tue, 19 May 2015

    Wide-moat Home Depot logged another quarter of solid comp-store sales growth and operating performance as topnotch merchandising persists despite lingering inventory issues surrounding flow of goods through the West Coast ports. Macro factors provided a mixed bag for the business, with GDP coming

  6. Kohl's Long-Term Strategies Are Making Progress

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    Mon, 18 May 2015

    prospects could slow. Same-store sales could be weak for an extended period if economic pressures continue to affect consumer spending for Kohl's more moderate-income customers. The firm has exposure to fashion risk, with roughly a third of sales

  7. THAILAND PRESS-Krungthai Card sees stimulus measures boosting consumer spending - The Nation

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    Thu, 14 May 2015

    Credit card issuer Krungthai Card Pcl is still confident that consumer spending will respond lavishly to the measures by the state and private sector to drive the economy for the rest of the year, The Nation

  8. Thai banks set for slower profit growth as consumers struggle to repay loans

    Headlines

    Wed, 13 May 2015

    in bad loans at Thailand's banks in the latest quarter is set to crimp earnings growth in the sector, the latest symptom of a household debt malaise that also threatens consumer spending in Southeast Asia's second-largest economy.

  9. Invesco Municipal Bond Market Recap and Outlook

    Headlines

    Tue, 12 May 2015

    lower oil prices and related gasoline prices increase consumer spending , and in turn, increase taxes and boost the economy.<PAGEBREAK ..... oil-reliant states Offsetting this decline is the increased consumer spending that is typically associated with a decline in oil

  10. The Goldilocks Employment Report

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    Sat, 9 May 2015

    important as the number of employees when determining total wage growth, which is the most important indicator of consumer spending . Hours worked also need to be considered and those are trending lower. On the margin, hours worked growth has

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