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Nov. 29, 2013: Shoppers rest on chairs in the Fashion Show mall in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Las Vegas Review-Journal, John Locher, File)

Holiday shopping spree not for everyone

NEW YORK (AP) — Many Americans appear to be watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines this year. Money is still tight for some. Others are fed up with commercialism of the holidays. […]

12/12/2013

Macy's department store in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Macy’s sales slip; shoppers wary of spending

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy’s Inc. reported a disappointing profit for its second quarter and cut its outlook for the year on Wednesday, with the department store operator citing shoppers’ reluctance to spend for a […]

08/14/2013

JC Penney in New York's Times Square. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Retailers see slow start to back-to-school season

NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers are holding off on back-to-school shopping, and those who delay long enough might be rewarded with some steep discounts from desperate retailers. Revenue at stores open at least a year […]

08/08/2013

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