Bargain hunters to boost discounters

Oct. 30, 2001 at 3:02 PM

CHICAGO, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Despite layoffs and dismal economic news, the average American household plans to spend more than $900 on holiday gifts this year, and discounters will be among the biggest winners. Bank One chief economist Diane Swonk says practical purchases will replace extravagance.

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