Retail sales brisk in November

Economists see consumer wariness despite 0.3% rise

Posted: December 14, 2012 at 1:54 a.m.

A customer buys a video game at the Times Square Toys R Us store in New York in November. Retail sales rose 0.3 percent in November, the government said Thursday.

U.S. consumers shook off Hurricane Sandy last month and stepped up Christmas shopping, helped by a steady job market and lower gasoline prices.

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