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Retailers hope to eke out more sales after so-so holiday season
Retailers hope to eke out more sales after so-so holiday season

Reggie Arthur pulled an electric Razor scooter he'd bought his 8-year-old granddaughter, Shay Divers, for Christmas into the Mondawmin Mall Target store Thursday. The scooter — bright purple, her favorite color — was great, Arthur said, but it had a defective back wheel. Arthur and his granddaughter were two of the thousands of area shoppers lured back to stores the day after Christmas to return gifts, cash in gift cards and look for bargains. The stores, many with expanded hours, are hoping to attract shoppers this week to remedy what has been a so-so holiday season. National retail sales rose a "decent" 2.3 percent from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 in holiday-related...

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