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than were traveling last year," said Redman. Redman says increased travel this year is being driven by additional consumer spending because the labor market is improving and wages are rising. He says most people will be driving. "Almost 91
that by the time of the June meeting, the Fed will have seen several key reports, including job growth in May, consumer spending for April and a revised estimate of economic growth in the first quarter. She said those reports were likely to
remember the victims and scrawl messages of sadness and hope in the aftermath of the attacks. The bombings will cut consumer spending on recreation, leisure and tourism but they are likely to have only a short-term impact on the whole Belgian economy
fell to 5.5 percent in March, but manufacturing and new home construction slowed, cheaper gas has yet to ignite consumer spending and participation in the labor force remains sluggish. Clinton will enter the race as the overwhelming favorite for
unsustainable. Still, each additional job increases the number of paychecks in the United States, which drives greater consumer spending . And that tends to fuel further hiring and higher wages. Ford Motor Co. has announced that up to 500 of its lowest
economic growth for the next few years, with unemployment dropping slightly. "In CBO's estimation, increases in consumer spending , business investment and residential investment will drive the economic expansion this year and over the next few
Conference Board results. "Plunging gas prices, strong job growth, and rising confidence should provide support for consumer spending in coming months, but for now the buying plans portion of the survey showed high levels of cautiousness continuing