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US consumers 'now more conservative'

With the US in recovery mode, do consumers feel confident enough to go on an end of year spending spree?

The first hard evidence will be seen with the release of November's retail sales data, however, some experts say that the consumer is becoming more conservative.

Caroline Hepker reports.


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