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US shoppers lose taste for retail therapy

The Commerce Department is preparing to release July retail sales figures for the US.

They are expected to show Americans holding on to their purse strings in the wake of news about jobs and economic growth.

The BBC's Caroline Hepker reports from New York.

  • 13 Aug 2010
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