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Higher retail spending lifts hopes for economy

WASHINGTON — Americans increased their retail spending in July by the most in five months, opening their wallets after a frugal spring and offering hope that the slumping economy may rebound in the second half of the year. Retail spending ...

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Shoppers cautiously pushed up spending in May

NEW YORK — Americans are spending, but they may not be for long. Some major retailers such as Target and Macy’s on Thursday posted May sales increases that beat Wall Street estimates as shoppers were lured in by Mother’s Day ...

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April retail sales worst since 2009

NEW YORK — Americans’ spending — much like the economy — continues to yo-yo. Major retailers such as Costco and Macy’s reported on Thursday that April revenue rose less that 1 percent in the worst performance since 2009 when the ...

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Stores find success by focusing on the hunt

Trader Joe’s, the specialty grocery chain, might not have the cheapest toilet paper or the most varieties of ketchup, but it hooks customers with mango butter, chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds and cilantro-and-jalapeno hummus. These goodies aren’t on most grocery lists, but ...

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TJX to close A.J. Wright brand, cut 4,400 jobs

NEW YORK  — TJX Cos. plans to close its A.J. Wright discount stores by mid-February, cutting 4,400 jobs, as its T.J. Maxx and Marshalls chains have become better at attracting the lower-income customers that A.J. Wright targeted. Ninety-one stores will ...

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