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One holiday at a time

Nov 17, 2011
Some stores have resisted the trend to start Christmas before Thanksgiving. Retailer Nordstrom won't even put up decorations until the day after Thanksgiving and is emphatically closed on Thanksgiving Day.
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Juli Niemann: Retail sales get a boost as Black Friday awaits

Nov 15, 2011
The Commerce Department announced retail sales jumped half a percent last month.
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MIDDAY UPDATE: GDP up 2.6 percent, holiday shopping

Dec 22, 2010
U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew 2.6 percent in the third quarter. Stacey Vanek Smith spoke to Richard DeKaser, who explained while this is a good...
Posted In: AARP, GDP, green giving, holiday discounts, mid-day update, Retail, retail sales, Retirement
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Ireland's bailout and global entrepreneurship

Nov 15, 2010
Retail sales are up 1.2 percent, but consumers remain cautious about where they allocate their dollars. This trend is in keeping with the...
Posted In: aol, Facebook, Federal Reserve, global entrepreneurship, GM, Greenland, Ireland, Ireland bailout, mid-day update, retail sales, SAIC Motor
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Consumer spending picks up... private hiring does not.

Oct 6, 2010
Bad news: This morning, a private payroll service said U-S companies unexpectedly decreased their workforces last month by 39,000 people. Good...
Posted In: apple, Boston Red Sox, John Henry, Liverpool, Microsoft, mid-day update, new jersey, rail tunnel, retail sales, soccer, state budgets
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MID-DAY UPDATE: Retail sales rose in July...

Aug 13, 2010
... Great news if you like higher gas prices. Consumer prices rose, too. Did we mention higher gas prices? Severe school cutbacks will take not...
Posted In: BP, consumer prices, deflation, flight attendant, gas prices, Germany, inflation, iPad, JetBlue, Marketplace Minute, mid-day update, oil spill, oil spill T-shirts, retail sales, Rupert Murdoch, school cutbacks, Stephen Slater
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Anticipation boosting gay wedding market in LA?

Aug 12, 2010
A federal judge upheld his decision to only temporarily stay his decision overturning Prop. 8, the proposition that was for banning gay marriage....
Posted In: gay marriage, retail sales, weddings
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MID-DAY UPDATE: The Senate could vote today to send $26 billion to the states...

Aug 5, 2010
... The "jobs bill"would avert state worker layoffs. New unemployment claims rise Sales for big retailers like Costco, Macy's, & Target are...
Posted In: Google, Immigration, Jobs bill, mid-day update, mortgage rates, retail sales, Russian drought, telephone number, Verizon, wheat prices

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