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In this Dec. 6, 2012, photo, an employee walks through the appliance department at a Sears in North Olmsted, Ohio. The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster but still anemic rate at the end of last year. However, there is hope that growth accelerated in early 2013 despite higher taxes and cuts in government spending. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)