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Some stores finding deep discounts aren’t enough

Published 08/17/2010, Associated Press

A dollar for a 40-ounce bottle of ketchup? Yawn. Four bucks for a 12-pack of Coke? No sale.
Even deep discounts on everyday items don’t seem to be enough to get Walmart shoppers to bite these days, and other chains are worried Americans won’t be in the mood to spend in the months ahead, which are critical for those companies.

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