Season's retail gains best in years

Trade group puts holiday sales increase from ’16 at 5.5%


Photographs by AP/The Roanoke Times/ERICA YOON

Shoppers look for post-Christmas discounts at Valley View Mall in Roanoke, Va. The National Retail Federation said Friday that holiday sales reached $691.9 billion as shoppers stepped up their spending in the brightening economy.

Finally, some good news for the nation's retailers: Americans spent more than expected this Christmas season, fueling the strongest growth in holiday retail sales since the end of the recession.

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