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13 January 2017 Will Consumers' Spending Rise in Line with the Sentiment Surveys?

By Ian Shepherdson

December's retail sales numbers are the most important of the year for retailers, but they don't necessarily tell us anything about the future prospects for consumers' spending or the broad economy. The December 2016 numbers, however, might be different, because they capture consumers' behavior in the first full month after the election.

Posted: 12th Jan 2017 in 'U.S. Documents'

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