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The 12 Days of Christmas Get Pricier
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The 12 Days of Christmas Get Pricier

The 12 Days of Christmas Get Pricier

The 12 Days of Christmas Get Pricier
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Buying the 12 Days of Christmas for your true love will cost you 10 percent more this year. PNC Financial Services Group calculates that turtle doves and French hens were way up — mostly due to avian flu restricting shipments from France, and the high cost of fuel. Lords-a-leaping and ladies-dancing were a bargain: Few dancers got raises this year. Starting with a partridge in a pear tree, it all adds up to $72,000.

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