Black Friday Results Point To Two-Tier Economy

The results from this past Thanksgiving weekend retail shopping blitz are in and consumer spending at real brick-and-mortar stores is barely up from a year ago. This is disappointing. What’s interesting is that traffic numbers were up and those who spent 6.4% more than last year. This suggests a two-tier economy for those who are back to normal versus those who are still being affected by the economic crisis.(Hat tip Barry Ritholtz)

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Note that these numbers don’t include online shopping where retailers racked up huge numbers compared to a year ago.

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