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Equity Markets/Economy
Article Crosscurrents fading

If they do, stocks could float to our 3,100 year-end target.

Liquidity Interest rates
Article Stopping the pendulum's swing

Fed's Powell wants the markets to forget his vacillations of late 2018.

Equity Markets/Economy
Article Q4 GDP: Not so bad after all

Capex and consumer spending beat expectations, helping to drive GDP growth of 2.6%.

Equity Markets/Economy
Article Christmas sales plunge

Retail sales were solid in October and November; what happened in December?

Consumer spending Markets/Economy
Article 5 trends that are reshaping retail

It's not just online shopping. Retailers are using big data in all its forms to anticipate and meet customers' needs ... and to operate more efficiently, too.

Consumer spending Markets/Economy
Infographic Holiday shopping outlook is bright

An anticipated surge in retail sales and seasonal hiring look to boost spirits and the economy.

Consumer spending Growth
Video Secular growth themes: shopping, health

Portfolio Manager Tom Banks explores two secular growth themes for international investors.

Consumer spending
Infographic Ready, set...spend!

Students may not be thrilled but retailers love the back-to-school season.