In this Sept. 24, 2012, photo, Jessica McEntee looks through dresses while shopping at a clothing boutique in Cambridge, Mass. Shoppers spent 5.6 percent more in September than last yea

 

              In this Sept. 24, 2012, photo, Jessica McEntee looks through dresses while shopping at a clothing boutique in Cambridge, Mass. Shoppers spent 5.6 percent more in September than last yea
In this Sept. 24, 2012, photo, Jessica McEntee looks through dresses while shopping at a clothing boutique in Cambridge, Mass. Shoppers spent 5.6 percent more in September than last year at small retailers, which represents the slowest year-over-year growth so far in 2012 as the tough economy weighs on Americans. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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