Finishing up some last-minute shopping? You’re not alone

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CHICAGO – With only a week left before Christmas, shoppers packed stores.The bargain hunters were once again out in full force.

Market research companies say about 21 percent of shoppers were only halfway done buying gifts in early December, and 18 percent of people started their shopping this week.

That explains why today it was difficult passing people near the Macy’s on State Street. Same was true at the Jordan store.

To attract last minute costumers, many retailers are slashing prices and staying open late in hopes shoppers stop by.

The National Retail Federation conducted a survey this week, and only 10 percent of holiday shoppers said their shopping is complete.