US Retail Sales Rise 0.5%

Holiday sales indicate that no one was worried about fiscal cliff

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Jan 15, 2013 9:13 AM CST

(Newser) – US consumers increased their spending at retail businesses in December, buying more autos, furniture, and clothing. Steady job growth and lower gas prices kept consumers shopping for the holidays, despite worries about potential tax increases. The Commerce Department said today that retail sales rose 0....   Read full story »


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