PARIS — Just like their U.S. counterparts, European retailers are waiting to see whether the holiday shopping pageant will be a comedy or a tragedy as the season heads to a denouement.
Poor business has led many to discount earlier than usual, strikes have disrupted shoppers in France and Italy and rising fuel costs and trepidation over global financial markets have dulled consumer confidence. French consumer confidence, for instance, dipped in November to the lowest level in almost two years, according to the national statistics office here.
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"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)