Retail Sales

October 4, 2012 - 11:35 AM
In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, photo, shoppers leave a store in Salem, N.H. Americans may have slowed their spending in September after splurging in the month before during the busy back-to-school shopping season. But most importantly, they are still spending. Still, given the economic and political uncertainty that weighs on many Americans right now, analysts say the results are an encouraging sign for stores as they head into what's traditionally the busiest shopping period of the year in November and December. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)