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Survey says shoppers in metro plan to spend a little more on Christmas

The Pioneer Press reports Twin Cities consumers plan to spend about 3.4 percent more than this year -- more than the national average -- which might be a sign the local economy is doing a bit better than elsewhere.
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Twin Cities consumers plan to spend about 3.4 percent more than this year -- more than the national average. And that, the Pioneer Press reports, might be a sign the local economy is doing a bit better than elsewhere.

However, another survey from Country Financial says just the opposite. The poll, as reported by KSTP-TV, reports nearly 9 in 10 residents fear another economic recession -- resulting in nearly 60 percent to cut back on their holiday spending this year.

Another study says more people are planning to hide at home on Black Friday this year. Still, WCCO reports, that leaves 44 percent of all shoppers in the country still heading out to snag those deals.

Er, did we say Black "Friday"? Maybe we meant Thursday.

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