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Retail sales dropped for the second consecutive week, as shoppers put off gift purchases amid high gas prices and bad weather, or just spent less on their presents.
 

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etail sales dropped for the second consecutive week, as shoppers put off gift purchases amid high gas prices and bad weather, or just spent less on their presents. In a potentially bad sign for the holiday shopping season, sales dropped 2.7 percent last week, following a 4.4 percent drop the previous week, according to ShopperTrak. (Bloomberg)
 

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