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12/26: Holiday shopping report shows disappointing sales; a new take on "chick lit"

The first indication of how much Americans spent on holiday shopping shows lower-than-expected figures. According to MasterCard SpendingPulse, retail shopping was up 2.3 percent, less than the 3.9 percent the National Retail Federation projected; and, Chicken farmer and romance novelist Catherine Elliott's latest works are aimed at a new audience: chickens.
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