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Sales for holiday shopping season come down to the wire

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Constantly changing online prices stump shoppers

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Rings given to Salvation Army fetch $21k for toys

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Navajos buy back artifacts at disputed auction

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Rare 1907 coin designed by Saint-Gaudens going to auction

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Christmas tree shopping: Cost vs. convenience

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Teen retailers get the cold shoulder for holidays

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Holiday shopping boosts US retail sales

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Asian stocks rise after upbeat US retail sales

Asian shares climbed Friday as investor sentiment was lifted by strong retail sales in the world's largest economy. But the price of oil extended its...