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Slower holiday sales growth predicted for 2013
FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 24, 2012, file photo, a retail store at the CambridgeSide Galleria mall in Cambridge, Mass., advertises holiday sale. Coming off of a weak back-to-school shopping period, a research firm said Thursday, Sept. 17, 2013, that holiday sales growth will be slower this year during the crucial holiday season. Shoppers are also expected to visit fewer stores as they research purchases online. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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