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Holiday Sales Now Look Weaker Than Predicted

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Holiday Sales Now Look Weaker Than Predicted

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Holiday Sales Now Look Weaker Than Predicted

Holiday Sales Now Look Weaker Than Predicted

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Major retailers are lowering their December sales estimates. The glum development prompts some analysts to predict final totals will show the weakest holiday sales gains since 1970. That's bad news for an economy struggling to break out of its slump. NPR's Chris Arnold reports.

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