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WWD 05/18/2006

WWD 05/18/2006

Taking a Hammering: Retail Shares Plunge On Fears of Inflation

The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 214.28 points on Wednesday to 11,205.61 following worries that inflation could be creeping into the economy, including the apparel sector, which has been in a long-term deflationary cycle.

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