Updated: 02/25/2014 4:51 PM
Created: 02/25/2014 4:41 PM KSTP.com
By: Leslie Dyste
We are getting a better idea Tuesday of how our brutal winter is impacting the economy - especially retail.
On Tuesday Macy's blamed the series of winter storms for a drop in January sales.
At one time, Macy's says nearly 250 of its stores were closed because of weather. Sales have remained sluggish ever since.
But there is a bright spot for Macy's. The retailer says solid holiday sales helped push its fourth quarter profit up 11 percent.