The latest consumer survey from the University of Michigan shows that sentiment dropped for the fourth straight month.
Nike reported disappointing earnings, weakening the outlook for clothing sales — which have a lot to do with the year-end shopping season.
Mall manager Alana Ferko is coming off a strong holiday shopping season coupled with new business from a Hollywood production.
Despite retail promotions and a longer shopping season, inflation may make consumers pay more but get fewer gifts. Fa la la la la.