January 2009
Las Vegas Business Press (10712186);1/5/2009, Vol. 26 Issue 1, pP13
The article offers U.S. news briefs. The International Council of Shopping Centers forecasts that U.S. retailers including Talbots Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. may close 73,000 stores in the first half of 2009. Companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index, U.S. may have dropped their fourth-quarter profit with an average of 11.9 percent from 2008. The Conference Board's sentiment index shows that consumer confidence fell to 38, the lowest reading since records began in 1967.


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