Consumers

U.S. economic growth was a bit more sluggish than initially thought in the second quarter as businesses aggressively ran down stocks of unsold goods, offsetting a spurt in consumer spending.
Euro zone economic sentiment deteriorated by far more than expected in February, pulled down by more pessimism in industry.
U.S. consumer confidence rose and was higher than expected in September, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday.
U.S. consumer spending appeared to grow at a fairly healthy pace halfway through the third quarter, pointing to solid domestic demand that could persuade a cautious Federal Reserve to hike interest rates on Thursday.
U.S. consumer sentiment rose more than expected in June, a survey released on Friday showed.
U.S. producer prices in May recorded their biggest increase in more than 2-1/2 years as the cost of gasoline and food rose, suggesting that an oil-driven downward drift in prices was nearing an end.

Mixed news from the latest retail report as consumers spent less in April than was forecast.

U.S. consumer sentiment rose more than expected in April, a survey released on Friday showed.
Traders got their first glance at March’s U.S. Consumer Price Index figures, and that report did little to help either the bullish or bearish case.