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  theGrio and CNBC Market Update: 07/29/13

McDonald's takes a hit

  Peter Saleh, Telsey Advisory Group, addresses McDonald's earnings miss and the company's comment that economic uncertainty is pressuring consumer spending.

Modest rise in retail sales offers cautionary economic note

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retail sales rose less than expected in June, the latest sign of a slowdown in economic growth that offers a cautionary note to the Federal Reserve as it mulls scaling back its monetary stimulus. Full story

June retail sales up 0.4%

  CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on consumer spending and New York manufacturing, with CNBC's Steve Liesman.

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Ahead of the Bell: US business inventories

Ahead of the Bell: US Wholesale Inventories

June sales to be solid despite choppy beginning

U.S. consumer spending rebounds, jobless claims fall

First-quarter growth reading slashed in cautionary note on economy

Sales, jobs data show underlying economic strength

Retail sales, jobs data show underlying economic strength

Consumer credit rises, credit card usage less robust

Consumer spending falls, inflation subdued

Fed's Fisher says not worried about drop in inflation


  3 Top Consumer-Focused Stocks

Three companies offer winning plays on increased consumer spending, Jeff Lick of Galt Investments says.

  CEOs of the Housing Halo

Discussing the biggest threats to the U.S. economy, and the state of consumer spending, with Jim Hagedorn, Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO; Timothy Wadhams, Masco CEO; and James Stephen, Weber CEO.

  Will Sequester Take a Bite Out of Restaurants' Business?

Fred Deluca, Subway founder & CEO, explains how government cuts could impact consumer spending, jobs and the economy.

  Wonky Fact of the Day: Tax Refunds & Consumer Spending

CNBC's Steve Liesman offers today's wonky fact: $26 billion is the amount tax refunds through February 12th are lagging behind last year. That could impact consumer spending in the first quarter of the year.

  Initial Jobless Claims Up 38,000 to 368,000

CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the data on unemployment, consumer spending, and personal income. And, CNBC's Steve Liesman explains what it indicates about the U.S. economy and its impact on the markets.

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