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  • Sears new In-Vehicle Pickup feature on its Shop Your Way mobile app allows Shop Your Way members to pick up their online purchases at their local Sears store within five minutes of arrival, without ever leaving the car. (PRNewsFoto/Sears, Roebuck and Co.)

    Bad weather slams retail sales

    Extremely cold and snowy weather inhibited America’s shoppers last month, causing a 0.4 percent drop in retail sales, and the Christmas selling season was poorer than previously reported, the Census Bureau reported on Thursday.

  • ** FILE ** Shoppers grab up televisions at a store in Knoxville, Tenn., minutes after it opened on Black Friday, Nov. 25, 2011. (AP Photo/The News Sentinel, Wade Payne)

    Shoppers help deliver gift to stock markets

    A rush of good news suggesting that economic growth is picking up speed sent the stock market soaring Tuesday.

  • An "open house" sign is seen on the front lawn of a home for sale in Los Angeles. Home prices are dropping in the nation's largest cities and are expected to fall through next year, with the worst declines coming in areas with high numbers of foreclosures. (Associated Press)

    Home-price dip casts pall on economy

    The slumping housing market struck a sour note Tuesday, somewhat dampening optimism that the economy is getting a big sugar rush from the best Christmas selling season in three years.

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