Snowfall helps grocery stores, food and beverage retailers, but hurts almost all other businesses.
TMG, CO-OP and Saylent all report increased transactions and amount spent.
Three credit union technologies share where they will spend their IT dollars next year.
Personal finance site WalletHub ranks MSAs by credit scores, unbanked households and more.
Hotel, travel sectors help boost spending to highest level in 13 months, says First Data.
Payments processor reports highest spending levels since last summer.
CUNA Mutual Group economist Steve Rick forecasts only a 3.5% growth in savings balances this year.
The payment processor's monthly SpendTrend report said despite the dip, overall spending remains healthy.
CO-OP says artist supply and craft shop spending jumped 83% from 2013's Mother's Day weekend figures.
Merchants saw a 19% increase in spending by credit union members over last year's figures.