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5 Industries Banking on Your Columbus Day Weekend

Retail

Who's still holding Columbus Day sales? Oh, everybody.

Macy's (M), Amazon (AMZN), Sears (AMZN) and more are dangling deals in front of shoppers and, in some cases, harried parents looking for some place to take the kids on their unexpected day off.

The occasional car dealer will look to clear out some 2013 vehicles to make room for 2014s, but more typically the deals have migrated to sites such as Dealsplus, FatWallet and Pinterest. With even Halloween looking like a retail fright fest this year, thanks largely to the government shutdown and the sluggish economy, even Columbus Day's draw might be somewhat limited this year.

-- Written by Jason Notte in Portland, Ore.

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Jason Notte is a reporter for TheStreet. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Esquire.com, Time Out New York, the Boston Herald, the Boston Phoenix, the Metro newspaper and the Colorado Springs Independent. He previously served as the political and global affairs editor for Metro U.S., layout editor for Boston Now, assistant news editor for the Herald News of West Paterson, N.J., editor of Go Out! Magazine in Hoboken, N.J., and copy editor and lifestyle editor at the Jersey Journal in Jersey City, N.J.
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