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Christmas: The Economic Prognosis

Christmas: The Economic Prognosis

Our economy has been ill. Jobs are hard to find and most of us don’t have the extra money to spend on frivolous or unnecessary gifts. Retailers need us to spend to help the economy, but we are hesitant. Will America shell out the bucks for Christmas this year? The answer isn’t a simple one. It seems that every agency or expert has an opinion and none are in agreement. The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that sales will increase 4.1%, this year, increasing overall sales to $616.9 billion. This would be the first significant gain in three years. This figure is based on improved job availability and improvements being made in housing situations. Still, shoppers will likely be cautious about holiday spending. While minor improvements are being made, the air of restraint is all around. People are uneasy and are going to be very car...

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Washington Fly Fishing Club's beginning fly-tying classes start in January

Washington Fly Fishing Club's beginning fly-tying classes start in January

Registration begins this and next month for the Beginning Fly-Tying Class taught by members of the Washington Fly Fishing Club which begins in January. Learn to tie 15 Northwest trout fly pattern...

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The Interview: Lauren Boyle, European Digital Girl of the Year 2014

The Interview: Lauren Boyle, European Digital Girl of the Year 2014

The Interview: Lauren Boyle, European Digital Girl of the Year 2014 Lauren Boyle, European Digital Girl of the Year 2014 “It was really great fun. I didn’t k...

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Christmas: The Economic Prognosis

Christmas: The Economic Prognosis

Our economy has been ill. Jobs are hard to find and most of us don’t have the extra money to spend on frivolous or unnecessary gifts. Retailers need us to spend to help the economy, but we are hesitant. Will America shell out the bucks for Christmas ...

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