Holiday Retail Sales

Guests: Kurt Barnard President, Barnard's Retail Consulting Group Publisher, Barnard's Retail Trend Report Mike Niemira Vice President, Economic Research Department, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Evie Dykema Senior Analyst with the Online retail team at Forrester Research David Wyss Chief Economist, Standard and Poor's After several years of tremendous growth the U.S. economy is showing signs of slowing down. During the holiday season Americans spend more money than any other time of the year and news of the economy has many retailers worried shoppers are spending less this year. Join Juan Williams and guests for a look at this year's holiday sales and what it says about the state of the U.S. economy.



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