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Last-minute shoppers buy cups, icepacks ahead of hurricane

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One problem with stocking up ahead of a hurricane is you never know exactly what you’ll need. Will the storm take out your power, your water – and for how long? “It’s a little scary only because the meteorologists can’t really predict exactly what’s going to happen,” Natalie Elizur, 25, said while joining lines of shoppers making last-minute purchases at a grocery store in Fort Lauderdale ahead of Hurricane Matthew. “They can only track the storm, but they can’t really…

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Christmas just days away, and only 1-in-10 shoppers are ready

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With just eight days left until Christmas, retailers say only one in 10 shoppers have all their gifts wrapped and under the tree. According to the Florida Retail Federation’s final consumer holiday spending survey, released Wednesday, the average holiday shopper is just over halfway down their list, and getting those last few gifts will come down to the wire for some — a third of shoppers said they plan to make their last holiday purchase by Friday, while 10 percent…

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