The Daily Dose: What Target Actually Said

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Brian Sozzi

 | Aug 21, 2014 | 10:00 AM EDT
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Nine straight quarters of customer traffic declines. People buying fewer items each time they come to the store.

Welcome to Target (TGT), which has basically told us that all is not well with the U.S. consumer. Sure, the company's back-to-school sales have started off well. But when in the core of the business -- for instance, home and apparel -- folks are not shopping as much as Target expects and needs. These trends bother me, as they imply that back-to-school strength was merely a blip in the pan, and that August and September will show weak results....474 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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