Retail Sales

FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, a teenage boy waits for his family to finish shopping at a J.C. Penney store in Las Vegas. Black Friday. Major retailers such a on Thursday, Nov.
Associated Press Modified: November 29, 2012 at 9:59 am •  Published: November 29, 2012
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FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, file photo, a teenage boy waits for his family to finish shopping at a J.C. Penney store in Las Vegas. Black Friday.
Major retailers such a on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, reported weak sales in November as a strong start the holiday shopping season over the Thanksgiving weekend wasn't enough to fully offset a slow start to the month caused by Superstorm Sandy (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)