The trends are up and down, but the overall story remains same… one of a flat lining economy. Economic storm has passed but for years no wind in the sail of our recovery. Retail sales seeing a little bounce in last month, may be due to stabilizing home prices – wealth affect that creates for consumer who feels a little more confidence to spend. But it could also be a hot summer that has people fleeing to mall, drought that is causing everything from food prices to oil to jump.
Fox News: The Ups and Downs of a Sluggish Recovery