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Reigning world and Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin won Sunday's Alpine Skiing World Cup women's slalom race by 2.65 seconds, giving her back-to-back triumphs before home supporters. In fact, only a botched finish to Friday's giant slalom prevented the 20-year-old American from a treble sweep at Aspen. Two days after faltering three gates from victory and a day after winning the opening World Cup slalom race of the season, Shiffrin won again in a combined two-run time of 1min 40.18secs.
(Reuters) - An equal number of U.S. shoppers sought to buy items online as they did in physical stores over the Thanksgiving weekend, according to a closely watched survey by the leading retail industry lobby, highlighting the growing importance of e-commerce during the crucial holiday shopping season. In releasing its survey on Sunday, the National Retail Federation also said it was sticking by its forecast for retail sales growth of 3.7 percent in November and December, a slight deceleration from 4.1 percent growth over the holidays last year.