News tagged with consumer spending

Big tech earnings week will reveal economic trends

(AP) -- The technology sector is often talked about as if it were a unified front, an easy-to-define monolith. People say technology stocks rose or technology stocks fell. Tech helped drive a huge boom in the 1990s, and ...

Jul 18, 2009
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US futures mixed after US growth report

(AP)—Stock futures were mixed but recovered from sharp declines Friday after the government reported that economic growth during the third quarter was slightly better than expected thanks in part to stronger ...

Oct 26, 2012
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Sluggish PC, ink sales hurt HP; results still beat

(AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co.'s 19 percent drop in quarterly profit shows that the company still relies heavily on printer ink and the troubled personal computer market, despite the aggressive transformation ...

Aug 18, 2009
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Global PC shipments up 22 pct as businesses spend

(AP) -- Market research group IDC said Wednesday that worldwide shipments of personal computers climbed 22.4 percent in the second quarter as businesses replaced aging computers and consumers continued to show interest in ...

Jul 14, 2010
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Cyber Monday sales reach record levels

American consumers spent more than a billion dollars a day last week during a three-day online sales period, which started with "Cyber Monday," a monitoring firm reported.

Dec 05, 2011
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