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Retailers Are Now Blaming the Election for Poor Sales

  • Executives say shoppers ‘glued’ to campaign, not spending
  • The race ‘doesn’t seem to be affecting Amazon’s sales’
Shopping in New York.
Photographer: David Williams/Bloomberg

It’s usually the weather. Now there’s a new excuse that U.S. retailers and restaurants are floating to explain their lackluster results.

It’s the election, stupid.