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Retail sales, already suffering from a dismal economy and bulging unemployment, now have to deal...

Retail sales, already suffering from a dismal economy and bulging unemployment, now have to deal with one of the coldest and wettest Junes on record.
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  • coloneldebugger
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    Yes, because no one ever goes to the mall when it's cold and rainy. If the cold and rainy rule had anything to do with reality, instead of excuse making, Seattle should be going through a historic economic up swing with their drought.
    23 Jun 2009, 10:56 AM Reply Like
  • youngman442002
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    Call Al Gore..global warming...oh oh..and and green shoots..I just had to say that again....and again..and again..and again....propoganda is good
    23 Jun 2009, 10:57 AM Reply Like
  • Neil459
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    "propaganda is good" and is the lifeblood of a democratic party that depends on the young and uneducated.

     

    On Jun 23 10:57 AM youngman442002 wrote:
    > Call Al Gore..global warming...oh oh..and and green shoots..I just
    > had to say that again....and again..and again..and again....propoganda
    > is good
    23 Jun 2009, 10:59 AM Reply Like
  • Anwar Bhamla
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    Weather is just an excuse..a poor one at that. Most likely, June sales will be deferred into July. And if there were a shortfall in sales it will happen with or without bad weather.
    23 Jun 2009, 11:01 AM Reply Like
  • elliotz
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    Where is my man AL Gore? Why is he not out there screaming about MAN made global warming? What a joke and a hoax this global warming is. Why is noone reminding the alarmist about their actions in the 70's with Global cooling?
    23 Jun 2009, 11:01 AM Reply Like
  • Lilguy
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    OMG--It's ALWAYS the weather!

     

    Too hot or too cold!

     

    Too wet or too dry!

     

    Too windy or not windy enough!

     

    Tornadoes, hurricanes, dust storms, etc., etc., etc.

     

    Can we add plagues (swine flu!), earthquakes, forest fires, nuclear war to this list, or are they not considered "weather"?

     

    Life (at least economic life) would be so much better if we didn't have weather. (Breathing might be difficult without an atmosphere, however.)

     

    I can't believe company sales planning is based on assumptions that the country will have "perfect" weather every month, every year, forever.

     

    It's not the weather. People have less money, more debt, and greater anxiety about our country's economic future; therefore, they are wisely spending less (and maybe saving more). Dare I add "you idiots!"
    23 Jun 2009, 11:03 AM Reply Like
  • Neil459
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    On Jun 23 10:51 AM truther wrote:
    > If the truth were being reported we'd be having riots in the streets.

     

    True enough.

     

    On Jun 23 10:51 AM truther wrote:
    > And meanwhile the top execs in banks and brokeragesa that caused
    > such a mess are STILL employed and making millions while laying off
    > THOUSANDS of people that actually do work.

     

    Only partially true. Capitalism is based on freedom to create new opportunities. There was nothing inherently wrong with the banks and executives trying it. The counter balance is supposed to be the government. The cause of the crisis was government's lack of enforcement of existing rules and laws.

     

    But now the government is lying to everyone trying to cover it up its own culpability. This goes beyond party and beyond ideology. Its smacks of pure government corruption from both sides. This is what people should be rioting about.
    23 Jun 2009, 11:04 AM Reply Like
  • Dennis O'Donnell
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    To think that weather has no impact on sales is just being ignorant. If a company is basing their marketing, store layout, and and product stock on a warm June, they would be getting killed by a cool June. This is exactly what is currently happening, they have a lot of seasonal merchandise that is not moving. It plays a significant role in retail sales.

     

    It might not be the MOST significant role with the economy in the poor state it is in now, but it does play a large role.
    23 Jun 2009, 11:28 AM Reply Like
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