Forget the sluggish holiday season, global economic malaise and the drawn-out debate over the fiscal cliff — 2012 was a big year for retail on Wall Street.
The S&P 500 Retailing Industry Group was up 21.3 percent for the year to 639.52. That’s well ahead of the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 5.9 percent gain and an indication that, while it’s been a bumpy road lately, retailers have been doing something right.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)