Marketplace Index for Tuesday, December 13, 2011

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For all the breathless coverage of Black Friday sales this year, the official retail sales data for November came out today and it was, in a word, 'blah.' Retail sales rose just 0.2 percent. Some of the sharpest minds on the subject were predicting the rise would be three times that amount.
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Despite reports, odds still stacked against job seekers

A recent report from the Department of Labor has job listings up sharply over two years prior, but with unemployment at 8.6 percent, job openings are not plentiful.
Posted In: jobs report, Labor Department, Unemployment
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November retail sales disappoint

For all the breathless coverage of Black Friday sales this year, the official retail sales data for November came out today and it was, in a word, 'blah.'
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday

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