A man walks past a central Athens clothing store displaying "sale" and "closing down" signs at the entrance, on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Retailers say bankruptcies have increased 44 percent in 2010 ... more 
A man walks past a central Athens clothing store displaying "sale" and "closing down" signs at the entrance, on Friday, Dec. 3, 2010. Retailers say bankruptcies have increased 44 percent in 2010 compared to the previous year due to the country's serious financial crisis, with many store declaring pre-Christmas sales to sell off stock before closing or to try and avoid going out of business. less 
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Associated Press
Sun, Dec 5, 2010 3:47 AM EST