November 28, 2010
BLACK FRIDAY RETAIL SALES UP, but only by 0.3 percent. “Shoppers crowded stores on Black Friday but spent only a little more than last year on the traditional start of the holiday shopping season, data released Saturday shows. . . . Meanwhile, online merchants saw a 16 percent revenue spike, according to research company Coremetrics.” Not sure if the online increase is counted in the retail-sales number.