WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending barely rose in February as households boosted savings to their highest level in more than two years, the latest sign that the economy hit a soft patch in the first quarter.
States will continue to expand at a 2.0%-2.5% pace as the decline in oil prices should provide a tailwind for consumer spending by the second half of the year to help spur economic growth. Personal consumption expenditures, or PCEs (reportedly
independent organization, given the ultracompetitive operating environment combined with rampant cost inflation and soft consumer spending at home, which has been exacerbated by the recent reduction in the federal food-assistance program. However
asset allocation considerations during 2015. First, the impact on the U.S. equity market may be mixed. U.S. consumer spending and more domestic-focused industries will likely benefit from the reinforcement of higher purchasing power and
price of a market basket of goods and services purchased by individuals. The weights of components are based on consumer spending patterns. The S&P Municipal Bond Index is a broad, market value-weighted index that seeks to measure the performance
Heinz two years ago. Like others in the industry, Kraft continues to face intense competitive pressures and soft consumer spending . While Kraft’s newly appointed CEO has refrained from providing extensive details about his strategic plans
power for Li & Fung with its major clients. Li & Fung's business is closely tied to the health of retail sales and consumer spending . Given the challenges ahead based on a soft global economic outlook, there is an increasing possibility the firm
said on Friday that economic growth slowed to 0.5 percent in 2014, but private analysts said the real picture was even gloomier and Latin America's third-largest economy most likely contracted as consumer spending and exports fell.
could do more to put skin in the game,”he says. Consumer spending is starting to rise in Germany, which has almost been ..... savings, the new-found, if modest, rise in German consumer spending could help fuel growth in neighboring countries
echoed recent sentiment from firms throughout the packaged food arena. While competitive pressures amid a muted consumer spending landscape persist, we’re encouraged by management’s acknowledgement that opportunities exist to grease the wheels