Sandy faulted as retailers report weak sales gains for November

Posted: November 30, 2012 at 3:31 a.m.

Shoppers at a J.C. Penney store in Las Vegas wait to check out on Black Friday. Retailers surveyed by the International Council of Shopping Centers reported November sales through last Saturday were up 1.7 percent compared with a year ago.

Major retailers such as Kohl’s, Target and Macy’s on Thursday reported weak sales in November as a strong start to the Christmas shopping season — including a good showing on the day after Thanksgiving — wasn’t enough to offset the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy.

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Business, Pages 29 on 11/30/2012