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Apparel Prices Edge Down in October, Footwear Prices Suffer Biggest Drop Since 2007

Consumer prices rose by an expected rate in October compared to a year ago, the result of a retreat in energy prices that had spiked at the end of hurricane season, plus flat food prices. Apparel prices dropped slightly year-over-year.

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Department and Specialty Stores Show Signs of Life in October

Are traditional department and apparel specialty stores turning the corner? Recently released data from the U.S. Department of Commerce seem to suggest that possibility.

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Retail Employment is Shrinking—or Is It?

In the nine months ending September 2017, U.S. employers added a total of 1.3 million jobs, pushing unemployment down to 4.2%, according to the most recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. During this same period, the retail industry suffered a net decrease of 72,000 jobs,……...

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