Retail sales rose 0.6% month over month in August following July’s downwardly revised 0.9% advance, but sales fell short of Bloomberg’s consensus expectation for a 1% increase. The retail sales control group, which excludes building materials, autos, and gas, fell 0.1% month over month and also missed estimates (source: US Census Bureau).
With the new school year fast approaching, and coronavirus cases still continuing to rise many parents are growing concerned about what the upcoming school year will look like. For some schools, in-person learning is expected to happen, often with restrictions on times and days, and strict policies on illness. Others are using hybrid formats of online and in-person learning, while others have gone completely virtual. No matter which learning model, all parents will face the challenge of having to juggle their work-life with a much more unusual return to school. Looking for ways to make the transition a little easier? Consider following the tips listed below.
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The S&P 500 Index just closed the door on its best August since 1986, making new all-time highs along the way, while also closing up five months in a row.