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Gas Down, Stocks Up, Good Weather: Retailers Will Have No Excuse

The retail sector got pummeled last winter by terrible weather (although this is a common excuse used by companies) and an economic recovery that had still barely touched the middle class, which should set them up for easier year-on-year comps when they start reporting holiday sales figures as early as this week. But a moderately good showing may not be enough to justify recent price moves.

“With gas prices down, equity markets . . .


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