Analysts: December sales may disappoint

01/1/2013 | Wall Street Journal, The

Retailers are likely to report lower-than-expected same-store sales results for December later this week, a sign that customers held back at the end of the holiday season. The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the tragedy of the Newtown, Conn., school shootings and concerns about the "fiscal cliff" probably put a damper on December, analysts say.

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