Holiday shopping delayed as economy bounces back from pandemic
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SALT LAKE CITY — Holiday shopping isn't taking off as early as it did in the pandemic.
U.S. retail sales fell in October for the first time since March. This is a big difference from the last couple of years when holiday shopping began as early as September.
Zions Bank Senior Economist Robert Spendlove said the economy is still feeling the effects of the pandemic.
"If you think about the pandemic kind of like throwing …