Recession sparked new ideas like the Museum of Ice Cream.
Head of research firm believes retailers will remain aggressive with discounts.
Companies also advertised more jobs, a hopeful sign for economy.
It was the third consecutive quarterly decline, the longest such stretch since 1979.
Gambling monies drop for 2nd month in a row.
Focuses on auto manufacturing in plan to boost U.S. economy.
Unemployment rate stays 4.9 percent, while wages pick up
Highest in 10 months, led by oil imports.
The Toledo team met with Moody’s on Thursday and will meet with S&P today.
Some are making unproven claims.