'Fiscal cliff' worries affect holiday spending

December 31, 2012   // 0 Comments

Last-minute shoppers crowded into malls and stores during the last weekend before Christmas, but many didn't seem to be in the spending spirit. This holiday season, Americans have a lot on their minds on top of the now familiar job worries. Consumers in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, who account for 24 percent of retail sales nationwide, were tripped up by Superstorm Sandy in late October. Da...

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