Consumers Spending More on Footwear, While Apparel Remains Sluggish

Apparel failed to benefit from the uptick in consumer spending that continued in October. According to recently released data from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis, personal consumption spending rose by almost 4 percent on a 12-month smoothed basis, which corrects for……

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