Shoppers rest in the Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas in late November. The National Retail Federation estimates that sales over the four-day 2013 holiday weekend including Thanksgiving dropped for the first time since the group began tracking the figure in 2006.
Dec. 13, 2013 in Business on Page A10
NEW YORK – Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year. Money is still tight for some. Others are fed up with commercialism of …