October 10, 2013

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index moved down again in September, showing the second month of small declines. The index tracks consumer cash flow as an indicator of future consumer spending.

September 24, 2013

For job security and good salary growth, become a pharmacist or nurse. That's the message from a recent ranking of the most lucrative college majors in Kiplinger magazine.

August 21, 2013

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index remained flat in July, but a recent survey showed shoppers have a positive, although still tentative, outlook on the economy for the back-to-school shopping season.

July 8, 2013

Of the 195,000 jobs created last month, 37,000 were in retail, according to the latest numbers form the Department of Labor.

June 17, 2013

Retailers are increasingly recognizing that technology is key to driving growth and bolstering customer engagement, and research suggests that companies take an omnichannel approach to reach shoppers in today’s challenging environment plagued by changing consumer confidence and high national unemployment rates, according to recent research.

June 11, 2013

The Consumer Reports Index, an overall measure of Americans’ personal financial health, shows Americans are reporting significantly fewer financial troubles, Consumer Reports National Research Center announced.

May 3, 2013

The retail industry added nearly 30,000 jobs last month amid a general uptick in hiring that brought unemployment down to 7.5%, according to the Department of Labor.

May 16, 2012

Concern over rising fuel prices has eclipsed unemployment — the leading worry since 2009 — as the No. 1 factor that keeps retailers up at night, according to a study released by BDO USA on Monday, though the current uptick in consumer spending somewhat alleviates that concern.

April 20, 2012

According to the latest numbers, the country's economy is slowly growing, while unemployment has been slowly declining. But while growth has been somewhat less than stellar, 10 industries have outpaced the rest of the economy, including generic drugs.

February 10, 2012

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index continued on a downward trend in January, and consumer spending will face additional economic headwinds in 2012, according to Deloitte.

December 13, 2011

The unemployed and underemployed have limited access to health care and, in many cases, are putting off seeking medical care, according to the "Long-Term Unemployed Survey" released on Monday by NPR News and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

August 8, 2011

The U.S. economy still has a pulse, as evidenced in the slight increase of jobs in July as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.

June 14, 2011

Rising unemployment claims, coupled with rising food and energy prices, prompted a decline in consumer spending outlook for May, according to Deloitte.

March 15, 2011

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index rose to more than 4% during the month of February, thanks to slight improvements in two sectors.

January 25, 2011

The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index reached its highest level in eight months as Americans grew more optimistic about the job market.

January 12, 2010

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index dipped slightly in December primarily due to a decline in...