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Better-Than-Expected Jobs Report Could Tilt Holiday Sales in Retail’s Favor: the Week Ahead

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Reasonably strong consumer sentiment and a good jobs report are both expected to give retailers a holiday boost, despite the lull in shopping until the final pre-Christmas weekend. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey, released on Friday, indicated a slight uptick in confidence as the reading rose moderately in December to 99.2 from 96.8…

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