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Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:25 PM

Retail Traffic Down 7% During Shutdown: Report

CHICAGO Total retail store shopper traffic during the first week of the partial government shutdown decreased 7.5% compared with a year ago, according to a report released Friday.

During the second week from Oct. 6-12 foot traffic decreased 7.1%, according to the report, which was conducted by ShopperTrak, based here. The Washington, D.C., area saw an even greater decrease, with an 11.4% decline in year-over-year shopper traffic the week of Oct. 6-12.


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Sherman A1 Oct 2013 OP
nadinbrzezinski Oct 2013 #1
Turbineguy Oct 2013 #2
JCMach1 Oct 2013 #3
JI7 Oct 2013 #4
karadax Oct 2013 #5
indepat Oct 2013 #6
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:26 PM

1. Anecdotal, grain monger was complaining traffic is really down

 

This is high season.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 07:35 PM

2. Gosh, if the repubs had only held on...

the teabaggers could have had their New Great Depression even without the default.

A real shame. At least for them.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 08:35 PM

3. Closer to 15-20% for my small business

Too many retired and fixed income people were very scared about their checks.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 08:38 PM

4. but i thought with less govt private businesss would do better ?

 

at least that's what wingnuts say is supposed to be the case.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 08:50 PM

5. I skipped the word retail

Originally And thought that the OP was linking to something that mentioned vehicle traffic was down 7% during the shutdown.

Bad for workers but good for the environment ? Meh.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:06 PM

6. Seems Republicans wake up every day scheming to see how they can inflict more harm to our

government, its institutions, its economy, its job market, its environment, its international goodwill and standing, its good name, its creditworthiness, and most of all, its people, especially its most vulnerable. I've read that Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) has labeled a segment of the Republicans in Congress as domestic enemies. I'm waiting for a cacophony of such labels from responsible individuals in all segments of society.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Oct 20, 2013, 09:19 PM

7. the instability they have put into marketplace may bode for a bad holiday season

talk of shutdowns will be heavy again around Christmas and I think many (me & Mrs Lib) may be waiting to see how it plays out before they spend money they may need to save for later.

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