FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, a shopper carrying bags is silhouetted at a mall in Los Angeles. The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, expects winter ... more 
FILE - In this Sept. 29, 2011 file photo, a shopper carrying bags is silhouetted at a mall in Los Angeles. The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, expects winter holiday sales to rise 2.8 percent to $465.6 billion this year. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Reed Saxon, File
Thu, Oct 6, 2011 7:15 AM EDT