Holiday Sales Up 0.7%, Washington Hurts Confidence

Dec. 26 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. holiday sales growth slowed by more than half this year after gridlock in Washington soured consumers’ moods and Hurricane Sandy disrupted shopping, MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse said. Sheila Dharmarajan reports on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

Credit Suisse's Shirakawa on Japan Inflation Data
12:27 - Hiromichi Shirakawa, chief economist for Japan at Credit Suisse, discusses Japan's inflation data, energy prices and consumer behavior. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Asia." (Source: Bloomberg)
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