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S&P 500, Dow hit record highs on upbeat earnings, strong retail sales

FILE PHOTO: American flags hang from the facade of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) building after the start of Thursday’s trading session in Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., January 28, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo April 15, 2021 By Shivani Kumaresan and Shreyashi Sanyal (Reuters) – The S&P 500 and the Dow […]

U.S. retail sales surge; weekly jobless claims drop to one-year low

FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective masks shop at Macy’s Herald Square following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., December 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon/File Photo April 15, 2021 By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. retail sales rebounded more than expected in March as Americans […]

England allows outdoor dining, non-essential retail to open

Ali, a barber, cleans inside the barber shop he works at called the Grooming Lounge in London, Thursday, April 8, 2021, as they prepare for reopening as England is due to emerge from its third coronavirus lockdown on Monday. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 5:22 PM PT – Sunday, April 11, 2021 England will begin […]

Garden party plans help soften blow to UK retail sales

FILE PHOTO: Customers browse plants at Lydstep Nurseries and garden centre in Lydstep, Britain, March 22, 2021. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden March 26, 2021 By William Schomberg and Andy Bruce LONDON (Reuters) – British retail sales partly recovered in February, helped by locked-down consumers getting outdoor furniture in preparation for small garden parties and couples buying Valentine’s […]

Cold weather chills U.S. retail sales, manufacturing production

FILE PHOTO: A man helps a driver dig her car out from deep snow on Manhattan’s upper west side after a winter storm in New York City, New York, U.S., February 2, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo March 16, 2021 By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. retail sales fell more than expected in February amid […]