As gas prices increase and in wake of the destruction of hurricane Katrina many experts have predicted consumer spending to be down for the upcoming holiday season. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3683270/ . In turn the merchandise may increase somewhat to cover the shipping cost, which has increased to cover the gas increase. Even though nothing is for sure of what the post-hurricane Katrina status will be like it's likely to say this holiday season we will either have to spend more or buy less materials.
Posted by Mia at 9/13/2005 10:46:00 AM