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Retail sales rise 0.3 percent in February
AP ^ | 3-13-03 | JEANNINE AVERSA

Posted on 03/13/2002 4:55:03 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Edited on 04/13/2004 2:39:55 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

WASHINGTON (AP) --  Shoppers, after being tightfisted in January, opened their wallets and pocketbooks in February, pushing sales at the nation's retailers up by 0.3 percent.

The advance -- the largest in four months -- came after Americans trimmed their spending by 0.3 percent in January, reflecting in large part a drop in spending on cars and trucks as free-financing offers waned, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: february; retail; sales

1 posted on 03/13/2002 4:55:03 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Could this be the beginning of the lesson for the Bush Administration that demand management doesn't work? Goldman Sach's IT spending survey was also dismal this morning. I wonder if the Bush Administration will also continue its policy of letting the tech sector to hang out and dry.
2 posted on 03/13/2002 5:05:01 AM PST by Moonman62
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I guess I should mention that the sales figure was expected to be .9%, so the .3% figure is pretty bad.
3 posted on 03/13/2002 5:16:34 AM PST by Moonman62
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