NRF Sees Stimulus Boosting Retail Sales

National Retail Federation here yesterday said it projected a 0.5% decline in retail sales for 2009, factoring in improvements in the second half of the year that could result from increased consumer spending as a result of a massive, government-sponsored economic stimulus program.

WASHINGTON — National Retail Federation here yesterday said it projected a 0.5% decline in retail sales for 2009, factoring in improvements in the second half of the year that could result from increased consumer spending as a result of a massive, government-sponsored economic stimulus program.

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