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2009-09-28 15:50:00

Ready or not, U.S. retailers are pushing the Christmas shopping season earlier this year to make up for slow summer sales, a marketing expert said. Everyone's fighting for that Christmas dollar. The recession has only exacerbated the problem, Babson College marketing professor Michael Levy said. Sears started as early as July, making some display items, like artificial trees, available on layaway, The Boston Globe reported Monday. Two weeks ago, Rite Aid stores were stocked with Christmas...

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.