Retailers report strong sales for November

A shopper checks her receipt outside Macy's in New York on Monday, Feb. 25, 2008. (Mark Lennihan)

December 1, 2011 8:40:17 AM PST
Retailers are reporting strong sales gains in November, boosted by a discount-fueled spending binge for the start of the holiday shopping season last weekend. Now, the challenge is to keep shoppers spending throughout the most important selling period of the year.