Most specialty stores reporting quarterly results Thursday managed to meet or beat the cautious expectations they helped to create.
With consumer spending and mall traffic still spotty and the fate of the holiday season unclear, retailers have been conservative in their guidance and remained fairly noncommittal about the fourth quarter. Clouding the picture was the inconsistent performance of comparable-store sales, which went into a tailspin in the middle of last year’s third quarter as the credit crisis worsened.
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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)