Yule shopping goes gangbusters

Analysts cite low unemployment, higher consumer spirits

Posted: December 21, 2017 at 2:09 a.m.

A GameStop employee assists a customer at a store in Kinston, N.C., on Black Friday. Researchers say the 2017 Christmas shopping season is on track to be the best in years.

Sarah Quinlan has mounds of data at her fingertips to analyze retail sales and customer spending trends as senior vice president of market insights for Mastercard Advisors.

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