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Business News Archive - January 16, 2006

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rising energy costs and a slowdown in the housing market could translate into subdued retail sales growth in 2006, industry trade group the National Retail Federation said in its quarterly retail sales forecast released on Monday.

Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.