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Retailers lost $40 bln to theft in 2006

US retailers lost more than $40 bln to theft in 2006, which equaled 1.6% of retail sales and was up $3 bln from 2005, according to the National Retail Federation.

US retailers lost more than $40 bln to theft in 2006, which equaled 1.6% of retail sales and was up $3 bln from 2005, according to the National Retail Federation.