Consumer Spending Drops in October

(CNN) — If you went shopping last month, you might not have had much company in the stores. The Commerce Department says consumer spending fell point two percent in October. This is the first decline since May. Consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds of the nation’s economy, so the pullback could be a worrisome … Continue reading »

Local Stores Prepare for Black Friday

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Long lines, crazed shoppers and doorbuster deals are all coming a little earlier this holiday season. Thanksgiving is a little more than a week away. And though relaxing with family and friends is popular on the turkey eating holiday, so is a mad dash to local malls and department stores. “We’re really … Continue reading »

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