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Merchants report better-than-expected sales for September

...third straight month of better-than-expected sales. Strong sales reports released Thursday came from across all retail categories, and lifted merchants' hopes for a satisfactory holiday season. But some analysts noted that the sluggish job...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/10/bus_395793.shtml
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Retail sales have strongest gain in six months

...Commerce Department said Thursday that the April increase in sales showed widespread strength across a number of retail categories and followed a weak 0.4 percent advance in March. The poor showing for retail sales in March along with a number...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/13/bus_453009.shtml
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Sales disappoint retailers

...lowest possible prices - a cautious stance expected to continue this year. December's disappointments crossed all retail categories, from Limited Brands Inc. to jewelry chain Zales Corp., and could be a harbinger of weak profit reports when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/01/05/bus_111272.shtml
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Fed survey finds economic activity picking up

...mortgage-related lending remained at high levels. ... Modest improvements were noted in nondurable manufacturing, some retail categories, trucking and shipping and commercial lending." RICHMOND: "Despite disruptions from Hurricane Isabel, economic...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/16/bus_397309.shtml
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eToys takes chaos out of shopping

...of the business sense he learned while getting his MBA from Harvard. "I think throwing yourself into a thousand retail categories online is a recipe for disaster." Instead of doing it themselves, eToys recently signed a preliminary agreement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/15/bus_244720.shtml
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