Retail sales weaken at end of 2011 but cap a record year
Published 01/12/2012, AP Economics Writer
America's retailers enjoyed a record 2011 and their first $400 billion sales months ever. But the final month of the year was a dud. Sales eked out a 0.1 percent increase in December, lifting sales to a seasonally adjusted $400.6 billion.Word count: 875
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