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U.S. retail sales rise solid 0.4 percent in October

WASHINGTON — An increase in shopping last month during the partial government shutdown suggests that the U.S. economy may be more resilient than some have thought. Retail sales increased 0.4 percent in October, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, after being ...

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Wal-Mart not waiting on Black Friday or Cyber Monday to offer deals

NEW YORK — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the ante on holiday shopping. The world’s largest retailer is pulling forward by nearly a month seven big deals on items like TVs and tablets that were originally reserved for the day ...

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Beyond car sales, retail spending shows strength in September

WASHINGTON — A sharp drop in auto sales caused largely by a calendar quirk lowered U.S. retail spending in September. But Americans spent more on most other goods, showing some confidence in the economy before much of the government shut ...

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Retailers report modest sales gains for August

NEW YORK — Americans’ cautious spending on clothing extended into August, capping a weak back-to-school selling season for retailers. Several retailers including clothiers Cato Corp. and L Brands Inc. on Thursday posted disappointing revenue during the month, which falls in ...

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Retailers report strong gains for June

NEW YORK — June sales heated up for stores, in a sign that Americans likely will continue to spend during the important back-to-school shopping season. U.S. retailers reported their strongest sales gains since January, as shoppers, enticed by warm weather ...

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