WASHINGTON — Sales at department stores failed to recover in January after a weak holiday season performance, the Commerce Department reported Thursday in its retail sales tally.
Continuing a pattern of year-over-year declines in January, sales at department stores fell 5.1 percent against January 2002, while sales at general merchandise stores rose 3.5 percent against a year ago and sales at clothing and accessories stores were up 2 percent.
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