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October 7, 2010 in Business, Nation/World
Mark Lennihan photo

In this Sept. 28 photo, a girl shows off Sing-A-Ma-Jigs, named part of Time To Play’s Holiday 2010 Most Wanted List, in New York. The plush doll from Mattel will retail for $12.99. The Christmas shopping season doesn’t kick off for another six weeks, but retailers already are signaling they’re prepared to discount aggressively if needed to entice shoppers still skittish about spending.