From today’s Wall Street Journal:

Retailers Draw a Weak Forecast for Holidays

NEW YORK — Retailers’ sales gains during the holiday season will likely be weaker this year as consumers grapple with a stumbling housing market, according to a Washington-based trade group.

From today’s New York Times:

Retailers See Strong Sales for Holidays

The National Retail Federation will predict a sales increase of 5 percent, to $457.4 billion, compared with last year.

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