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WNYC News

Tourism, Development Add to Manhattan’s Retail Boom

Monday, June 04, 2012

Retail is soaring in Manhattan, with sales expected to reach $52.4 billion in 2012.

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The Takeaway

Shoppers Prepare for Black Friday

Friday, November 25, 2011

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year. As always, many stores are opening their doors earlier and extending sales for longer periods of time. Plus there's a rise in consumer confidence this month. So this year, the shopping period looks promising for retailers. It's estimated that 152 million people plan to shop this weekend, according to the National Retail Federation. That's up 10 percent from last year. But despite the good news, the economy is still weak.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Retail Politics

Monday, September 05, 2011

Caitlin Kelly, freelance journalist and author of Malled: My Unintentional Career in Retail, talks about how she went from the Daily News to North Face and what she learned about the service economy along the way.

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The Takeaway

This Week's Agenda: Libya, Budget, Muslim Radicalization

Monday, March 07, 2011

Whether or not to enforce a no-fly zone over Libya is becoming a hot issue in Washington. Many lawmakers like Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), are calling for a no-fly zone, as rebels in Libya face rough times against the better equiped Libyan armed forces. Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH in Boston, looks at what we can expect next in the Libyan crisis this week.

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