ICSC: U.S. retail sales fall 0.9%

RETAIL SALES increased in July more than forecast, signaling that consumer spending is holding up in the face of the housing crisis. /
RETAIL SALES increased in July more than forecast, signaling that consumer spending is holding up in the face of the housing crisis. /
NEW YORK – Sales at U.S. retail stores open at least one year fell 0.9 percent over the past week, extending the previous week’s 0.3-percent decline, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers and UBS Securities LLC report for the seven days ending Aug. 11, Bloomberg News said. The report cited stormy weather and…

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