High street sales at 'record low'

<p>A report on UK retail sales has posted its worst monthly reading since it was first compiled 25 years ago, reports BBC Online.</p><p>A balance of 46% of retailers reported a fall in sales in the first half of August compared with a year earlier, said the CBI business organisation.</p><p>This was the second month in a row that the CBI&#39;s distributive trade survey had posted a record low. &#8232;<br /></p>