FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2011 file photo, a woman walks down 34th Street carrying the fruits of her shopping expedition on the day after Christmas in New York. A flurry of post-Christmas bargain ... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 26, 2011 file photo, a woman walks down 34th Street carrying the fruits of her shopping expedition on the day after Christmas in New York. A flurry of post-Christmas bargain shopping helped drive sales higher in the last week of December, according to a report Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, from a shopping mall trade group. Increased gift card use, mild weather and a federal holiday on Monday all contributed. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Kathy Willens, File
Wed, Jan 4, 2012 12:07 PM EST