In this May 18, 2011 photo, customers enter and exit a Sears store in Bethel Park, Pa. Retailers are reporting solid sales gains for July Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, as deep discounts and sweltering heat ... more 
In this May 18, 2011 photo, customers enter and exit a Sears store in Bethel Park, Pa. Retailers are reporting solid sales gains for July Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, as deep discounts and sweltering heat drove shoppers to air conditioned malls. But with growing concerns about the economy, analysts worry shoppers heading back to malls for back-to-school shopping will hold tight to some of the habits of the Great Recession _ focusing on necessities and waiting for big discounts.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Gene J. Puskar
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 8:42 AM EDT