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US retailers looking to a busy holiday shopping season

Trade body expects sales to rise 4.1% and retail chains to hire up to 800,000 temporary workers this year
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 - 05:50
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UPS is preparing for a crush of holiday season package deliveries. Online sales may rise between 8 and 11 per cent this holiday season, tallying up to US$105 billion, according to the retailers' body.

Washington

AS the US economy continues its streak of slow, steady improvement, the National Retail Federation offered an upbeat forecast on Tuesday for the upcoming holiday shopping season.

The trade association expects retail sales to increase 4.1 per cent this November and