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Growth in retail sales is slowing. That's a bad sign for the economy

Nov 17, 2020
As goes the U.S. consumer, so goes the U.S. economy.
Shoppers walk in South Coast Plaza in August in Costa Mesa, California. Smaller retailers are having a harder time transitioning to online sales and adjusting to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Walmart unleashes new pet offerings

Nov 16, 2020
Can the mega-retailer compete with specialty stores in the nearly $100 billion pet sector?
A newly adopted pup gets a belly rub in Escondido, California. More Americans have acquired pets during the pandemic.
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