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US retailers expecting best Thanksgiving weekend in 3 years

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Falling jobless rate, rising wages and lower gas prices have boosted US consumer sentiment to the highest level in six years.

New York

AN estimated 140 million US shoppers will hit stores and the Web this weekend in search of post-Thanksgiving discounts, kicking off what retailers predict will be the best holiday season in three years.

While the number of customers chasing deals over the weekend is