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Commerce Dept: July Retail Increases The Largest Since December 2012

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Washington—Retail sales edged up in July helped by increases in clothing and general merchandise stores, the U.S. Department of Commerce reported today. The rise was the biggest since December 2012. Sales in the so-called “core” retail sales—excluding automobiles, gas and building supplies—rose 0.5%, exceeding economists’ estimate for a 0.3% rise. …

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Survey: China, U.A.E. and Chile Top Emerging Markets for Fashion

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Chicago—In the search for more markets to sell, China remains the biggest opportunity to sell apparel and accessories, though some Latin American and Middle Eastern countries offer “compelling opportunities” as well. That’s the findings of the A.T. Kearney Retail Apparel Index, which identifies the top 10 developing countries ranked in …