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U.S. Shoppers’ Credit Card Debt Now Exceeds Recession-Era Levels

Americans’ credit card debt has outstripped a post-recession record by billions of dollars.

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Retailers See October Sales Boost as Prices Rise

Even with slightly higher prices, specialty, department and online stores saw sales improve as they head into holiday.

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Retail Sales Slip, But Department Stores See Boost

Department stores got a slight reprieve from months of sales declines.

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Retail Sales Fall in May, but Apparel Sees a Boost

It’s the second month sales in apparel have grown.

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Retail Sales Inch Up in April

A slight boost in sales last month still wasn’t enough to offset a slow start to the year.

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Retail Sales Keep Falling in March, Cementing Slow First Quarter

New government data showed retail sales fell farther in March, even as prices dropped.

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Retail Sales Rise in February, but Not for Apparel

New government data showed a slight rise in retail sales overall for February, but specialty and department stores saw sales slip.

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‘Micropolitan’ Areas Offer Retail Growth Potential

Batavia serves as the heart of a U.S. Census Bureau designation that covers Genesee County and is known as a “Micropolitan Statistical Area.”

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