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December 27, 2012
In this Dec. 12 photo, a couple descend an escalator while shopping at an H& M store in Atlanta. U.S. consumer confidence tumbled in December, driven lower by fears of sharp tax increases and government spending cuts set to take effect next week. The Conference Board said Thursday that its consumer confidence index fell this month to 65.1, down from 71.5 in November. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
US consumers lose confidence as 'fiscal cliff' nears
December 27, 2012 - 2:46pm
December 26, 2012
In this Dec. 20 photo, a holiday shopper is reflected in a ornament handing from a large Christmas tree at Fashion Island shopping center in Newport Beach, Calif. U.S. holiday retail sales this year are the weakest since 2008, after a shopping season disrupted by storms and rising uncertainty among consumers. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Shoppers disappoint retailers this holiday season
December 26, 2012 - 1:33pm
December 24, 2012
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December 24, 2012 - 6:49am
December 13, 2012
US retail sales rose 0.3 percent in November
December 13, 2012 - 7:51am
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During her workday Wednesday at Target in Willmar, Stacy Neumeister makes sure that everything is in order in the aisles most beloved by the tots. Retailers are pulling out all the stops for the holiday shopping season, and the deals begin long before the traditional Black Friday after Thanksgiving. (Tribune photo by Ron Adams)
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