Two young women wait outside a clothing store advertising its pre-Christmas sale in Oxford Street in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Many shops are already offering large discounts in order to tempt ... more 
Two young women wait outside a clothing store advertising its pre-Christmas sale in Oxford Street in London, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011. Many shops are already offering large discounts in order to tempt people into spending as Britain's Confederation of British Industry gave a gloomy picture of sales on the high street in early December. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alastair Grant
Tue, Dec 20, 2011 11:24 AM EST