Retailers’ holiday sales plummet (Reuters)

A sale sign hangs on a window at the Virgin Megastore in New York's Times Square, December 26, 2008. U.S. retailers were deeply discounting prices on the day after Christmas to try to bolster slow sales. (Mike Segar/Reuters)Reuters – Retailers’ sales fell as much as 4 percent during the holiday season, as the weak economy and bad weather created one of the worst holiday shopping climates in modern times, according to data released on Thursday by SpendingPulse.

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