Call it what you will – Snowmageddon, Snowpocalypse – those doomsday-hearkening names didn’t stop shoppers from taking to the stores to optimistically purchase clothing for the warmer months ahead and assorted other items. The spending resulted in the strongest gain in retail numbers since November 2007. Luxury and discount merchants alike reported sales increases that topped estimates, too. As a result, retail exchange traded funds (ETFs) are hopping this morning. Here are more stories on the subject that may interest you:

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