FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, file photo, a couple descend an escalator while shopping at an H& M store, in Atlanta. U.S. consumers increased their spending at retail businesses in ... more 
FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, file photo, a couple descend an escalator while shopping at an H& M store, in Atlanta. U.S. consumers increased their spending at retail businesses in December, buying more autos, furniture and clothing. (AP Photo/David Goldman, file) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By David Goldman, file
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