FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a woman shops at The Avenues Mall in Jacksonville, Fla. Economists say the gains in retail sales in August and September could bring stronger economic growth for the second half of the year. The government reported today that retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September following a revised 1.2 percent increase in August. They're the biggest gains since October of 2010. (AP Photo/Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, File)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a woman shops at The Avenues Mall in Jacksonville, Fla. Economists say the gains in retail sales in August and September could bring stronger economic growth for the second half of the year. The government reported today that retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September following a revised 1.2 percent increase in August. They're the biggest gains since October of 2010.  (AP Photo/Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012, photo, a woman shops at The Avenues Mall in Jacksonville, Fla. Economists say the gains in retail sales in August and September could bring stronger economic growth for the second half of the year. The government reported today that retail sales rose 1.1 percent in September following a revised 1.2 percent increase in August. They're the biggest gains since October of 2010. (AP Photo/Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky, File)
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