3.9% Yule-buying rise seen, barring ill winds
Posted: October 4, 2013 at 12:52 a.m.
U.S. consumers are expected to spend a little over $602 billion this Christmas shopping season — 3.9 percent more than 2012 — though retail experts warn that natural disasters like last year’s superstorm Sandy or a government shutdown that goes on and on could make for less “ho, ho, ho” and more “whoa” when it comes to purchases.
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