U.S. retail sales fell in December for 3rd straight month

U.S. retail sales fell in December for 3rd straight month

A sale sign is displayed near the entrance of a Hallmark store Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. Retail sales fell for a third-consecutive month, as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores and restaurants during the holiday shopping season. The report released Friday is another sign that the pandemic is slowing the U.S. economy. Last month, the country lost jobs for the first time since the spring.

U.S. retail sales fell in December for 3rd straight month

A sale sign is displayed near the entrance of a Hallmark store Tuesday in Orlando, Fla. Retail sales fell for a third-consecutive month, as a surge in virus cases kept people away from stores and restaurants during the holiday shopping season. The report released Friday is another sign that the pandemic is slowing the U.S. economy. Last month, the country lost jobs for the first time since the spring.
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