July retail sales rose along with the temperatures

  • Article by: JACKIE CROSBY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 2, 2012 - 9:56 PM

But analysts say the soft economy still leaves plenty to worry about.

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brainerdguyAug. 2, 12 8:32 AM

"Retailers report higher July sales"

And the republicons HATE it!!!

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theagonybhoAug. 2, 12 8:52 AM

What a crock, more washinton deflection, we sold a few air conditioners and retailers had clearance sales, i.e they sold at cost. Im going to say the same will be true for August when back to school starts. This by no means offset worries about jobs and the economy, both are horrible.

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brainerdguyAug. 2, 12 9:53 AM

Told ya so!!!

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licoricewhipAug. 2, 1210:27 AM

People paid with credit cards... likely a net loss when the bill comes due.

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minnfidel11Aug. 2, 1210:31 AM

brainerdguy Aug. 2, 12 8:32 AM "Retailers report higher July sales" And the republicons HATE it!!!........" Not at all. I think any good news is good news for all of us. Republican or Democrat, we all have families to feed and we're all dependent on eachother. The bigger issue is that jobless claims rose AGAIN. If nobody has jobs, they won't be able to buy anything and the domino effect will worsen.

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drposterAug. 2, 1210:42 AM

Stop lying, yesterday you ran the "Consumer confidence" stat. Report the real numbers! Mfg is down, Consumer spending is Down. Nobody expects anything to get done, much less get better until the election is done in Nov. (This is not pro R or D, just trying to state the facts unlike the pro D AP. )

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reader2580Aug. 2, 1210:57 AM

I worked retail for a time some years ago. Almost nobody in Minnesota shops for non-essentials when the weather is nice. We typically had a lot more customers when it was raining or snowing. We might as well have closed during a Vikings game.

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theagonygopAug. 2, 1212:02 PM

theagonybho: "This by no means offset worries about jobs and the economy, both are horrible." Just what the far right wants! Bring down the middle class no matter what the cost. If you're not ashamed, you should be.

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oldmanjonesAug. 2, 1212:12 PM

We need to stop MMGW before it is too late! It is causing us to spend money on clothes! Ahhhhh!

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Mister_EAug. 2, 1212:40 PM

Read a little history and you'll find that the economy is no where near as bad now as it was in the late 70s, when both inflation and unemployment were knocking double digits. Obama has successfully kept inflation at a low rate AND reduced unemployment. That's why most consumers have money to spend when they want to.

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