Wealth of top 1 percent varies by race. The Chronicle, 11/30/2011
Household Finance May Curb Holiday Spending. (The New York Times, 10/13/2014)
But forecasters warn that businesses could ultimately struggle to persuade households to spend more this holiday season.
- Stagnant wage growth,
- coupled with the rising costs of
- health care,
- child care,
- housing and other essentials,