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News To Know: Tightening Your Belt

The economic downturn is forcing people to take a hard look at their expenditures. Shoppers across the country have been cutting back, and their grocery list seems to be one major victim. Half of people are buying fewer prepared meals at the grocery store and just under half of Americans are trying to stretch the use of household cleaning products. Also, lots of consumers are eating out less often and trying to share items like toothpaste and shampoo with family members. How have you been cutting back?

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