FILE - In this March 12, 2012 photo, a shopper loads bags of recently purchased merchandise into the back of her car in Freeport, Maine. U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in March 2012, as a ... more 
FILE - In this March 12, 2012 photo, a shopper loads bags of recently purchased merchandise into the back of her car in Freeport, Maine. U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace in March 2012, as a healthier job market encouraged more consumers to shop, the Commerce Department said Monday, April 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Pat Wellenbach, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pat Wellenbach, File
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