The indoor mall became a ubiquitous symbol of American suburbia in the 20th century. But America's first shopping mall, still landing in Edina, Minnesota, was designed, like every enclosed mall modeled after it, to bring some urbanity to suburbia. NewHour…
By Tracy Wholf
Scores of shoppers began arriving at stores early Friday to grab deals on the traditional start of the Christmas shopping season. Many shoppers and retailers, however, remained cautious about holiday spending over concerns about the sluggish economy.
By PBS NewsHour
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