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.

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

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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