FILE — Shoppers at an L.L. Bean store in Paramus, N.J., on Nov. 4, 2021. Retail sales rose for the third straight month in October, even as companies increased prices for goods and dealt with shipping delays, supply chain disruptions and labor shortages ahead of the holiday season. (Karsten Moran/The New York Times)
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