Slower tax refunds and weather affect April retail sales but fundamentals 'remain positive'
Retail sales were down 0.2 percent in April from March but up 5.2 percent year-over-year.
Who pays for tariffs? American businesses and consumers
Tariffs are a tax paid by American companies and consumers — not by the foreign governments targeted by the tariffs.
Retail imports rising ahead of expected higher tariffs
Imports are expected to see unusually high levels as retail sales increase and President Trump hikes tariffs on China.