THIS IS REALLY BAD FOR THE DEMOCRATS.
The nation's retailers had a robust start to the holiday shopping season, according to results announced Saturday by a national research group that tracks sales at retail outlets across the country.
According to ShopperTrak RCT Corp., which tracks sales at more than 50,000 retail outlets, total sales rose 8.3 percent to about $10.3 billion on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, compared with $9.5 billion on the same day a year ago. ShopperTrak had expected an increase of no more than 4 percent to 5 percent.
"This is a really strong number. ... You can't have a good season unless it starts well," said Bill Martin, co-founder of ShopperTrak, citing strength across all regions. "It's very encouraging.
When you look at September and October, shoppers weren't in the stores."
- IT'S WINTER AND SO IT'S GETTING COLDER: SO THEIR CLIMATE CHANGE HYSTERIA LOOKS DUMB.
- AND NOW CHRISTMAS RETAIL LOOKS GOOD: SO THEIR ECONOMIC NAYSAYING LOOKS.
GEE: D'YA THINK MAYBE THE DEMS ARE WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING?
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