A flag urging customers to "Shop Local" is staked near the "A Basket Full" store in Boalsburg, Pa., on Friday. Owners of small stores across Pennsylvania hope to get a boost from "Small Business Saturday" to encourage holiday shoppers to spend money in local communities on a weekend when big box stores and online retailers draw much of the attention.
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