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February Retail Sales Affected by Port Slowdown, Weather

Retailers are announcing February U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 1.9% year-over-year. In February of 2014, retail same-store sales rose 2.1%. In ...
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January Retail Sales Overshadowed by Special Dividend Payments

Retailers are scheduled to announce January U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 3.1% year-over-year. In January of 2014, retail same-store sales rose ...
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December Retail Sales Gains Signal Good Holiday Quarter

Retailers are announcing December U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 3.8% year-over-year. In December of 2013, retail same-store sales rose 3.5%. Although ...
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October Retail Sales Lukewarm, Unless Store’s Name Is Costco

Retailers are announcing October U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 3.8% year-over-year. In October of 2013, retail same-store sales rose 4%. Retail ...
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September Retail Sales Rise 5% as Promotions Cut Revenues

Retailers are announcing September U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 5.1% year-over-year. Back-to-school spending tailed off early in the month as there ...
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July Retail Sales Edge Higher as Summer Goods Make Way for Fall Gear

Retailers are announcing July U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 4.5% year-over-year, below the 5.5% sales gain posted in June. July is ...
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June Retail Sales May Be Softer Than Expected

Retailers are announcing June U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 4.9% year-over-year, marking the largest monthly gain since January 2013. After the ...
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June Retail Sales Growth Forecast at 18-Month High

If the forecast for retail sales growth is accurate, U.S. retail same-store sales will rise 4.9% in June, marking the largest monthly gain since January 2013. Including comparable store sales ...
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May Retail Sales Strong for Second Month in a Row

Retailers are announcing May U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 3.4% year-over-year. After the weather-related sales weakness in the first three months ...
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April Retail Sales Show Surprising Strength

Retailers are announcing April U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 3.9% year-over-year, but results came in far better -- up 6%. The ...
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March Retail Sales Weaker on Weather and Late Easter

Retailers are announcing March U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 2.5% year-over-year. Retail sales gained just 1.4% in March of 2013, excluding ...
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February Retail Sales Better Than Feared

Retailers are announcing February U.S. same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 2.7% year-over-year. Retail sales gained just 2% in February of 2013, excluding ...
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Retail Sales for January as Cool as the Weather

Retailers are announcing January same-store sales figures Thursday. Research firm Retail Metrics projected an overall gain of 2.2% year-over-year. Retail sales gained 2.3% in January of 2013, excluding drug store ...
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Weather May Have Wrecked January Retail Sales

It’s a good thing that the month of January typically accounts for just 20% of most retailers’ fourth quarter sales. This January has been a particularly harsh one, at least ...
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Are High-Flying Retailers at the Same Risk as Best Buy?

The magnitude of the debacle at Best Buy during December was not something Wall Street expected. Most firms had fallen in love with the story, and Best Buy was seen ...
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