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Will grieving Hillary Clinton supporters spend more this holiday season?

Will grieving Hillary Clinton supporters spend more this holiday season?

After Thanksgiving — assuming families survive the political standoffs expected to plague dinner tables across the country — America will officially launch its annual shopping spree, saddled not only with turkey hangover this year but also election malaise.

As the nation tries to transition from rancor to merriment, retailers are watching to see if the feelings of doom or elation that have divided the populace will affect how people spend during the industry's most critical quarter.

Historically, elections haven't had much impact on consumer spending, but experts say this election, extraordinary for the shock of Donald Trump's long-shot win as well as the...

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