Washington Post

Black Friday, Cyber Monday sales disappoint, another sign the economic recovery is stumbling

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Fewer Americans shopped during Black Friday weekend, and those who did spent less than they did a year ago. It's the latest example of how the pandemic has upended consumer habits and created new challenges for retailers.

Roughly 186 million shoppers purchased something online or in-store from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, down from 190 million a year ago, the National Retail Federation said Tuesday. Shoppers spent an average of $312, a 14% drop from $362 in 2019...

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