Holiday shopping kicks off with inflation dampening spirits | Ap | #ukscams | #datingscams | #european

NEW YORK (AP) β€” While Black Friday will mark a return to familiar holiday shopping patterns, uncertainty still remains.

The U.S. job market remains strong, consumer spending is resilient and inflation has been slowing. But elevated prices for food, rent, gasoline and other household costs have taken a toll on shoppers.

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