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There is trouble at the mall. Thursday morning, Abercrombie & Fitch reported a 10-per-cent drop in comparable sales. Next door at rival American Eagle Outfitters Inc. they fell 7 per cent. In the background, big anchor stores like J.C. Penney Co. Inc. and Sears Holdings Corp. continue to struggle mightily.

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