In this Oct. 27, 2011 photo, watches by Liz Claiborne are displayed at J.C. Penney, in New York. As consumers go, so goes the economy. Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, ... more 
In this Oct. 27, 2011 photo, watches by Liz Claiborne are displayed at J.C. Penney, in New York. As consumers go, so goes the economy. Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent of economic activity, so a strong shopping season could be just the boost the economy needs. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Mark Lennihan
Wed, Nov 23, 2011 10:11 AM EST