SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 14: Pedestrians carrying shopping bags wait to cross Market Street on December 14, 2010 in San Francisco, California. As consumer confidence continues to strengthen, The... more 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 14: Pedestrians carrying shopping bags wait to cross Market Street on December 14, 2010 in San Francisco, California. As consumer confidence continues to strengthen, The Commerce Department reported today that November retail sales were up 0.8 percent from October and 7.7 percent from a year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) less 
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