Economy Weighs on Shoppers in Final Holiday Weekend

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Shoppers crowd the sidewalk around the Cartier Mansion wrapped in a... News PhotoCartier,Cartier Mansion,Christmas,Christmas Present,Consumerism,Crowd,Customer,East,Economy,Fifth Avenue,Gift,Horizontal,New York City,North America,People,Red,Retail,Shopping,Sidewalk,Store,The Americas,USA,WrappedPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergShoppers crowd the sidewalk around the Cartier Mansion wrapped in a red bow for the holidays, on Fifth Avenue in New York, U.S., on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012. Holiday shoppers descended on U.S. stores this weekend in a last-minute dash to buy gifts amid concerns about the nation’s economy and the impasse in Washington over taxes and spending. Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg via Getty Images