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Stock market's loving retail sales data

Posted at 8:45 AM on November 28, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Economy

Holiday sales from Black Friday are making lots of people happy. U.S. stock markets this morning are rising as investors react positively to National Retail Federation data showing Black Friday weekend sales hit $52 billion nationally.

The Midwest was slightly more conservative over the weekend, spending $382.35 on average, compared to $431.56 in the northeast, $394.29 in the south $383.22 in the western states.

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About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.