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Spending slows, but retailers optimistic about holidays

Americans may have slowed their spending in September after splurging during the start of the busy back-to-school shopping season in the month before. But most importantly, they were still spending. September sales rose 3.9 percent — a slowdown from the ...

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Retail group predicts growth in holiday sales

NEW YORK — Americans are expected to spend more during what’s traditionally the busiest shopping season of the year, but they’re not exactly ready to shop ’til they drop like they have been in the past two years. The National ...

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Back to school is a test for teen retailers

NEW YORK — Teens are heading back to school, but it’s the retailers catering to them that are getting the first test. They’re hoping their expanded selections of funky tee shirts and hip-hugging jeans will attract students like Dale Gibson, ...

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Hurricane Irene: a mixed bag for retailers

NEW YORK — Hurricane Irene’s impact on retailers is similar to its effect on various states. Some got hit hard. Some didn’t get hit at all. And although there are billions of dollars in losses, it will take time to fully ...

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