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More snow fallout: With Eastern U.S. storms shaking up one of the year's busiest shopping days,...

More snow fallout: With Eastern U.S. storms shaking up one of the year's busiest shopping days, retailers might have to deepen discounts to get snowbound shoppers out of their homes: "Look for sales to be repeated... They’re going to be more aggressive. They’ve got to throw another party."
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  • Tom Au, CFA
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    If that's the case, after-Christmas shoppers were likely "homebound" to begin with, storm or no storm.
    27 Dec 2010, 12:57 PM Reply Like
  • cuzco
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    Christmas in US should be extended to January 6, that is the celebration of 3 Kings Day or Epifany. Its the day when kids receives their presents in almost all parts of the Christian world. It is a lovely leyend that says that newborn Jesus was visited by 3 Kings of the Middle East area, and that they gave presents to him . Is more credible than nice lookin Santa and parents (consumers) wil have more time to do their shopping. Conclusion, more holydays in the very cold season = more happy people on a buying mood.
    27 Dec 2010, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • mra1385
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    "[January 6] ... Its the day when kids receives their presents in almost all parts of the Christian world."

     

    False. Utterly false. This is only the case in eastern orthodox churches, and even then, not in all of them.
    27 Dec 2010, 02:06 PM Reply Like
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