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May 5, 2011

Retailers reported strong April sales that were boosted by the late Easter holiday, which fell on April 24, three weeks later than last year.

New York City -- Retailers reported strong April sales that were boosted by the late Easter holiday, which fell on April 24, three weeks later than last year. Same-store sales rose 8.9% at the 25 retailers tracked by Thomson Reuters, compared with expectations for an 8.2% increase. But the good news was tempered as retailers acknowledged that shoppers are under increasing pressure from rising gas prices and other cost increases.

February 3, 2011

Many retailers surprised with solid January revenue reporting on Thursday, despite snowstorms that raged across the country during the month.

New York City -- Many retailers reported solid January sales on Thursday, despite snowstorms that raged across the country during the month. On average, the retail sector reported same-store sales growth of 4.2%, according to Thomson Reuters, which far outpaced the average estimate of 2.7%, the group said.

The results, many of which surpassed Wall Street expectations, offer encouragement that the economic recovery is picking up speed.

October 7, 2008

Wal-Mart Stores and warehouse clubs were the only bright spots in September as skittish shoppers...

October 10, 2007

New York City, ...