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Opening Arguments

Sweatin' the season

Guess we knew this was coming:

Even before the school bells are ringing for many families, retailers are sounding sleigh bells.

Yes, that's right. With 120-plus shopping days left, stores are already talking up their holiday offers.

I know complaints about the earlier and earlier start of the Christmas season are getting tirsome, but, c'mon! August? This just in: Black Friday sales are being moved to the labor Day weekend.

Can you say "desperate"?