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  • s  very expensive
    big-ticket items like cars and furs
    a big-ticket government program

  • Alster calls these the "big-ticket items," running to the thousands of dollars.
  • As consumers cut back on big-ticket purchases this year, many fix-it folks are busier than ever.
  • And now the latest big-ticket item: a Michael Jackson painting by Andy Warhol.
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  • Mike Jackson in Forbes
    My personal view is that this idea that there's been no spillover from housing into other segments is just faulty,Jackson said. "We all know in an economic cycle that the consumer pulls back first, pulls back on big-ticket items, capital...
  • Mary Hanafin in USA Today
    If I was ever in charge of producing another treaty, I would say strongly to everyone at the table: Would you put something into it that's a big-ticket item that you can actually sell to people? Because this was full of technical detail,said...
  • Michael Jackson in Bloomberg
    There is a direct link between housing and the distress it creates for the consumer around big-ticket items,said Michael Jackson, chief executive officer of AutoNation Inc., in an interview July 26 from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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