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Small business retail spending slows

Spending at the country’s small retailers in October slowed to an increase of 4.2 percent year over year, down from a 5.8 percent growth rate in September, according to a report from MasterCard Advisors and Wells Fargo. This was the ...

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Retail sales rise for sixth straight month

WASHINGTON — Americans spent more on autos, furniture and clothing at the start of the crucial holiday shopping season, boosting retail sales for a sixth straight month. Retail sales rose 0.2 percent in November, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. That’s ...

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Jump in holiday retail sales pushes stocks higher

NEW YORK CITY — Stocks extended a rally Wednesday on signs that consumers are spending more this holiday season. Major retailers reported stronger sales for November in the latest encouraging signal on the economy. Stocks added to their gains in mid-morning trading ...

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