CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shoppers filled up malls and department stores on the last weekend before Christmas, as the weather cooperated to help raise the prospect of a solid finish to a holiday season that has so far produced mixed results.
CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Shoppers filled up malls and department stores on the last weekend before Christmas, as the weather cooperated to help raise the prospect of a solid finish to a holiday season that has so far produced mixed results.
sure we do get back to full employment,” he added. Zandi saw that bright outlook extend to this year’s Christmas holiday shopping season. “All the elements for better buying are coming together — we’ve got more jobs; the stock market is at
* UK retail sales beat forecasts to rise 6.4 pct y/y in Nov
* Comfortable with market expectations for 2014-15 year (Recasts, adds detail, executive comment, shares)
sales report for November surprised many, especially since at least one report suggested retail sales were down over 11% on Black Friday . However, anyone spending much time at the mall was not surprised by the healthy monthly retail sales report released this
the Nasdaq Composite Index has returned 14 percent. The upside to falling oil prices is consumers are heading in to the holiday shopping season with extra money in their pockets. At a handful of stations in Oklahoma and Texas, gas prices fell below $2 last week. Consumer
WASHINGTON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending advanced at a brisk clip in November as lower gasoline prices gave the holiday shopping season a boost, offering the latest sign of underlying momentum in the economy.
between a fundraising appeal on Thanksgiving versus Black Friday , Goldsmith says. On Thanksgiving an appeal should ..... good that giving to charity will do for others. On Black Friday it should stress how giving to charity will make you
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