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Pedestrians pass the Dow Jones display ticker in Times Square on Wednesday in New York. U.S. shoppers spent cautiously this holiday season, a disappointment for retailers that slashed prices to lure people into stores and now must hope for a post-Christmas burst of spending. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

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Retail Workers Bear Brunt Of Sluggish Holiday Sales

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Laborers work on a building in Kabul, Afghanistan. Following the drawdown of U.S. troops and NGOs, many construction companies are without projects and being forced to close offices and downsize. Musadeq Sadeq/AP hide caption

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Afghan Contractors Feeling Drawdown Pinch

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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin greets supporters at a campaign rally for President Obama on Nov. 3 in Milwaukee. Baldwin became the first openly gay candidate to win a U.S. Senate seat. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Win In Wis. A 'Turning Point' For Gay Rights

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