Holiday shoppers inspire optimism at local stores

By Gregory Koteles
Acorn Staff Writer

Following a national trend, local area retailers have reported strong earnings during the Thanksgiving weekend, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. However, bucking the rest of the nation, department stores and high-end retailers have also ridden the wave of recovery with discount stores and on-line retailers.
Though most major retailers won’t produce reports on weekend sales until today or tomorrow, all indications seem...

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