A Weekend at the Mall

Over the weekend I ventured out with my family and hit some of the area malls, both the large enclosed ones as well as the open-air strip malls that tend to be anchored by companies such as Best Buy (BBY), Dicks Sporting Goods (DKS) and Barnes & Noble (BKS).

It seems we were not the only people out looking to pick up spring and summer clothes given the warmer-than-usual, sooner-than-usual weather we are experiencing. All in all, mall and store traffic were better than I had expected, but the number of people with multiple bags were few and far between, even though there were ample sales and other promotional events going on. I chalk that selective purchasing up to gas prices that hit $3.99 per gallon in the D.C. metro region this weekend vs. the national average of $3.84 per gallon reported in AAA's Fuel Gauge Report....361 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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