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Retail trade group sees modest holiday sales gain

NEW YORK — The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, expects winter holiday sales to rise 2.8 percent to $465.6 billion this year. That would be smaller than 2010’s 5.2 percent increase, but it’s higher than the average ...

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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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Retailers report solid sales gains for July

NEW YORK — Many U.S. retailers posted solid sales in July as deep discounts and sweltering heat drove shoppers to air conditioned malls. But analysts worry that momentum won’t continue through the back-to-school shopping season. Despite a flow of bad ...

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Back to school retail predictions mixed (access required)

Not shockingly, it’s really anybody’s guess as to how back-to-school sales will turn out this August. With the stock market and consumer confidence levels bouncing back and forth between the plus-side and the minus-side, it seems like a Magic 8 ...

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