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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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Consumer confidence rises in August

WASHINGTON — Americans’ confidence in the economy inched closer to a 5 ½-year high on growing optimism that hiring and wages could pick up in coming months. The Conference Board, a New York-based private research group, said Tuesday that its ...

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Wal-Mart spreads made-in-U.S. message

ORLANDO, Fla. — Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is hoping for a groundswell “made-in-America” movement. The world’s largest retailer hosted its first two-day summit Thursday bringing together retailers, suppliers and government officials that it hopes will build on the company’s recent commitment ...

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