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Consumer spending just keeps on improving

NEW YORK — Americans didn’t stop splurging after the holidays. They braved snowstorms and shopped in force in January, handing retailers like Costco, Victoria’s Secret and Macy’s surprisingly strong sales. Along with two encouraging economic reports — the biggest service ...

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Discounts lead to biggest retail gains in 4 years

NEW YORK — Generous discounts lured Americans to stores and online for holiday gifts in November, providing cheer and delivering the best gains for retailers in four years. That raises hopes, already buoyed by reports of crowded malls and early ...

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Heavy discounts fuel only modest retail gains

NEW YORK — Americans took a pause in shopping in October, leaving retailers with their weakest peformance since April as unsually warm weather depressed their appetite for cold weather items. Stores were forced to discount more on coats and hats ...

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