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In Staples’ ledger, hints of recovery

Office supply sales reflect a broader trend

By Jenn Abelson
Globe Staff / April 21, 2010

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Among the signs of economic recovery, consider the sale of pens at Staples. A year ago, the inexpensive stick pens were in demand as businesses sought to cut costs any way they could. Today, the more expensive rollerball pen is the item of choice, as penny-pinching gives way to, if not extravagance, at least a return to prerecession tastes. (Full article: 925 words)

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