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Is the mall half-empty or half-full?

Analysts count different things, offer conflicting pictures of holiday sales

By Jenn Abelson
Globe Staff / December 2, 2005

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Two days before Thanksgiving, the National Retail Federation was feeling pretty confident, saying holiday sales would grow more than it had predicted -- up 6 percent over last year. (Full article: 730 words)

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