Continues a nearly two-year trend that suggests a solid job market.
Even without a receipt, returns becoming more painless at many stores.
Interest rates rise, big deals are done.
2016 investors bet on better economy.
President-elect celebrates moves as a result of optimism associated with his election.
Respondents mention impact of President-elect Trump on economy.
Increased spending on industrial machinery, steel, and other big-ticket items last month, a sign that one of the economy's weak spots may be improving.
3.5% rate last quarter more than estimated, but spurt unlikely to last.
Average for 30-year fixed rate is 4.30 percent