12/9/2011

Shoppers spent about $400 apiece during Black Friday weekend, up from $365 last year, according to early figures from NRF. Consumers are shopping again, but the shift doesn't mean they're feeling better about the economy; rather, pent-up demand and frugality fatigue have them finding ways to cut back in some areas so they can spend on shopping, says psychologist Kit Yarrow.

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