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Study Predicts Better Holiday Shopping Season for US Retailers

New data show U.S. retailers may have a stronger holiday shopping season this year. U.S. stores usually see a surge of shoppers in November and December, as families prepare for religious and patriotic holidays that involve gift-giving and family celebrations. The level of holiday sales can spell the difference between profit and loss for many stores. A new study by Accenture says increased optimism about personal finances and job security mean a quarter of consumers plan to spend more...

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