WASHINGTON — Retailers attending the trade shows and regional marts in the next six months are facing relative stability at home and abroad, but there are still some headwinds, experts caution, including a downturn in the housing market and the threat of rising interest rates from the Federal Reserve.
The U.S. economy is on course to grow modestly in the second half of the year, with consumer spending, employment and retail sales expected to pick up, although economists said there could be a few bumps in the road that slow the pace of growth.
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