BC-US--Irma-Retail Sales, 0364
Contributed by NAMPA / Associated Press.
Irma sends South Florida retail spending down 72 percent<
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By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO<
AP Retail Writer<
NEW YORK (AP) - Hurricane Irma sent retail spending in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach area down more than 72 percent over a three-day period, according to one payment technology company.
First Data Corp., which tracks online and in-store payments on debit and credit cards, said that overall spending, which includes building materials, gas, food a ...