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Bin Laden Economic Effect?: Ask the CEOs

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The killing of Osama bin Laden earlier this week prompted an outpouring of emotion and celebration in the U.S.

Is it the type of event that could provide a tangible economic boost to a nation?

1-800-Flowers (FLWS) Jim McCann: "Certainly the economy's impacted by mood, and clearly there's a jubilant mood of achievement -- of pride. A great deal of respect and pride for our special services, our armed forces, CIA kinds of folks.

"One little thing that I've seen -- just last night I was speaking with Tim Hopkins, our head merchant, and he was telling me there's been a real uptick just this week in our Americana collection. He asked 'Do you think it's attributable to the actions of Team Six?' Frankly, I don't think it could be a result of anything else. I think it's just evidence of people's pride and feeling of comfort and achievement."


What are America's corporate leaders saying about the issues of the day? TheStreet's reporters, during the course of their weekly coverage, will pose a thematic question to the business executives they interview. Have a question you'd like to see TheStreet ask the CEOs? Send it to tips@thestreet.com. Follow TheStreet on Twitter.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.

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