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  • Is Retail Really All Bad? Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 4:01 PM ET
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    Shoppers, enticed by heavy discounts and armed with rebate checks, spent freely in June...

  • Stocks Reel as Oil Surges, Financials Get Hit Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 3:37 PM ET

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  • Stocks Flail as Freddie, Lehman Get Pummeled Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:44 PM ET

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  • Retailers Post Strong Sales, Discounters Lead The Way Thursday, 10 Jul 2008 | 2:18 PM ET
    Red shopping Carts in a row.

    Retailers, including Wal-Mart Stores, are posting solid same-store sales growth in June, as expected, as seasonal weather and tax rebate checks helped get consumers to the store.

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