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Holiday season will add more jobs, but retailers can't say how many

The Star Tribune reports retailers may play it conservative this year due to a slowing economy. Target, Best Buy and Select Comfort says they've started holiday hiring and will continue to do so through Thanksgiving.
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The Star Tribune reports retailers may play it conservative this year due to a slowing economy. Target, Best Buy and Select Comfort says they've started holiday hiring and will continue to do so through Thanksgiving.

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