Shoppers disappoint retailers this holiday season - Article Photos 2/5

In this Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, file photo, shoppers push a cart with merchandise at a Walmart Supercenter store in Little Rock, Ark. U.S. holiday retail sales this year are the weakest since 2008, after a shopping season disrupted by storms and rising uncertainty among consumers. A report out Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012, that tracks spending, called MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse, says holiday sales increased 0.7 percent. Analysts had expected sales to grow 3 to 4 percen(AP Photo/Danny Johnston)