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Article posted: 12/30/2012 5:07 PM

Will retailers rebound after weak holiday season?

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Holly Bryan stocks up on Christmas wrapping paper and other holiday items while shopping the day after Christmas deals at a Target store in Chattanooga, Tenn. Wednesday.

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As signs emerge that holiday sales this year grew at the weakest pace since 2008, investors are dumping retail stocks. Analysts are crowing about the missing "consumer engine" without which the economy may stagnate.
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