Retailers optimistic as they head into crucial holiday season

In this Nov. 25, 2011 file photo, Mike Lovato goes through the checkout stand with a 46-inch television he bought for $499 as part of his Black Friday shopping at a Colorado Springs Target store. Photo by CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE
In this Nov. 25, 2011 file photo, Mike Lovato goes through the checkout stand with a 46-inch television he bought for $499 as part of his Black Friday shopping at a Colorado Springs Target store. Photo by CHRISTIAN MURDOCK, THE GAZETTE
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