As part of his series on Making Sen$e of financial news, business and economics correspondent Paul Solman explores how retailers are faring in an economy that's increasingly divided between the haves and the have-nots.
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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