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2 years 4 months ago

Job of the Day: Retail Sales Consultant

Job of the Day: AT&T is searching for a retail sales consultant. This is a full time position with the opportunity for benefits. Candidates will handle sales, inventory, customer sales and much more. Applicants should have 1 to 3 years experience in sales. For more information, click here....

2 years 8 months ago

Record year for retail sales

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Retail sales barely rose in December, but the gain was enough to lift sales to a record level for 2011. It marked the largest annual increase in more than a decade. Sales inched up 0.1 percent in December to a seasonally adjusted $400.6 billion, The Commerce...

3 years 4 months ago

Retail sales looking up

NEW YORK (AP) - Retailers are reporting strong April sales that were helped by a late Easter, capping off a solid spring season. However, some stores are starting to warn that shoppers are facing increasing pressure from high gas prices. As merchants report their results Thursday, a diverse group, including...

3 years 11 months ago

Retail data: September sales edge up

Americans bought electronics and back-to-school clothes in September but held back on luxuries. Data released Wednesday by MasterCard Advisors' SpendingPulse show careful spending, erratic weather and tepid economic news dampened sales last month. The figures include transactions in all forms including cash. Clothing sales rose 3.8 percent, helped...

4 years 3 months ago

Economy sending mixed signals

How's the economy doing? It depends on which report you're reviewing--and a whole slew of new information was released Thursday morning. Retail sales: Retailers are reporting tepid business in May after cool weather and fresh concerns about the economy had shoppers cutting spending on clothing and other nonessentials. The...

4 years 7 months ago

Hope for the economy? Retail sales up

Retail sales posted a better-than-expected increase in January, a welcome development that could mean stronger economic growth in coming months. The Commerce Department said Friday that retail sales increased by 0.5 percent last month, the best showing since November and higher than the 0.3 percent increase economists had expected....

4 years 9 months ago

New figures show so-so weekend shopping

New holiday shopping figures that include Saturday are offering more evidence that confirms stores' modest start to the holiday shopping season. ShopperTrak says retail sales for the three-day holiday weekend rose 1.6 percent. At the same time, customer traffic slipped 1.1 percent compared with last year. ShopperTrak, which measures traffic...

4 years 10 months ago

Americans may be settling into spending less

Americans may be settling into low-spending habits. They spent about the same amount in October as they did in August and September. That's according to SpendingPulse, a service of MasterCard Advisors. U.S. retail sales rose 1.5 percent in October compared to a year earlier. The sales include everything from toys...

4 years 11 months ago

Retail sales fall 1.5 percent in September

Retail sales declined in September by the largest amount this year as car sales plummeted following the end of the government's popular Cash for Clunkers program. The Commerce Department says retail sales dropped 1.5 percent last month. That's smaller than the 2.1 percent fall economists had expected, but still the...

5 years 5 days ago

Retail sales rise more than expected in August

Retail sales jumped in August, spurred by widespread gains beyond the increases of autos and gasoline that economists expected. The report is a sign that consumers may be less cautious about spending as the economy recovers. The Commerce Department says retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 2.7 percent last month,...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Retailers report sales declines for August

Retailers are reporting sales declines for August as shoppers continue to hold off on back-to-school purchases and continue to focus on necessities. As merchants report their sales figures Thursday, teen apparel stores reported weakness. Wet Seal Inc. and Hot Topic Inc. both said sales dropped. Labor Day falls a...

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