BUSINESS
11/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Wealthy Consumers Still Waiting On The Sidelines

In this new era of frugality, well-to-do shoppers have gone into hiding and stowed away their splashy logos. But they may hold the key to a consumer recovery.

Affluent shoppers are the most important segment of consumer spending, which in turn drives the national economy.

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