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US Retailers Upbeat About Holiday Sales

It's make-or-break time for shopping malls across the United States, some of which will make as much as much as 20 percent of their annual profits in the next few weeks. This year, they have reasons to be optimistic. “Right now, low gas prices, increased consumer confidence, more jobs in the pot — simply put, more paychecks — those factors right now are contributing to a more confident and financially stable consumer,” said Kathy Grannis of the National Retail Federation. The...

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