What Strong Holiday Retail Means For US Economy

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Marilyn Geewax, senior business editor, NPR
Michelle Singletary, nationally syndicated columnist, Washington Post
Chris Christopher, senior economist, IHS Global Insight

Black Friday sales surged to their highest level since 2007, and early results from Cyber Monday's online sales are up almost 20 percent over 2010. The U.S. economy and many consumers continue to struggle, however, and some forecasters worry that the encouraging retail boost is unsustainable.

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