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U.S. retailers scramble after lackluster holiday sales

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A girl sits on top of a stroller filled with shopping bags in New York, December 26, 2012. The 2012 holiday season may have been the worst for retailers since the financial crisis, with sales growth far below expectations, forcing many to offer massive post-Christmas discounts in hopes of shedding excess inventory. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A girl sits on top of a stroller filled with shopping bags in New York, December 26, 2012. The 2012 holiday season may have been the worst for retailers since the financial crisis, with sales growth far below expectations, forcing many to offer massive post-Christmas discounts in hopes of shedding excess inventory. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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Shoppers walk past a shop while carrying shopping bags in New York, December 26, 2012. The 2012 holiday season may have been the worst for retailers since the financial crisis, with sales growth far below expectations, forcing many to offer massive post-Christmas discounts in hopes of shedding excess inventory. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Shoppers walk past a shop while carrying shopping bags in New York, December 26, 2012. The 2012 holiday season may have been the worst for retailers since the financial crisis, with sales growth far below expectations, forcing many to offer massive post-Christmas discounts in hopes of shedding excess inventory. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A man walks past a shop while carrying a shopping bag in New York, December 26, 2012. The 2012 holiday season may have been the worst for retailers since the financial crisis, with sales growth far below expectations, forcing many to offer massive post-Christmas discounts in hopes of shedding excess inventory. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

A man walks past a shop while carrying a shopping bag in New York, December 26, 2012. The 2012 holiday season may have been the worst for retailers since the financial crisis, with sales growth far below expectations, forcing many to offer massive post-Christmas discounts in hopes of shedding excess inventory. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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