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A holiday shopper carries a discounted television to the checkout at the Target retail store in Chicago, Illinois, in this file photo taken November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

A holiday shopper carries a discounted television to the checkout at the Target retail store in Chicago, Illinois, in this file photo taken November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files

A holiday shopper carries a discounted television to the checkout at the Target retail store in Chicago, Illinois, in this file photo taken November 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes/Files
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A woman walks by stoves in the appliance section at a Sears store in Schaumburg, Illinois near Chicago in this file photo taken September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files

A woman walks by stoves in the appliance section at a Sears store in Schaumburg, Illinois near Chicago in this file photo taken September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files

A woman walks by stoves in the appliance section at a Sears store in Schaumburg, Illinois near Chicago in this file photo taken September 23, 2013. REUTERS/Jim Young/Files
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A woman shops for refrigerators at a store in New York in this file photo taken July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

A woman shops for refrigerators at a store in New York in this file photo taken July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files

A woman shops for refrigerators at a store in New York in this file photo taken July 28, 2010. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/Files
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A job-seeker completes an application at a career fair held by civil rights organization National Urban League as part of its annual conference, in Philadelphia July 25, 2013. REUTERS/Mark Makela

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