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Retail Sales Up From Last Year
Updated May 5, 2013 12:07 AM | Filed under: Network Indiana
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(MUNCIE, IN) - Retail sales are slightly up from last year's numbers.

This year stores have braced themselves for the worst-possible scenario stocking less on the shelves.

Ball State University Economist Michael Hicks says early numbers indicate consumers are spending more this year.

Experts expected a 1% decline this year, but instead retail sales rose more than a percent in November.

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