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Shoppers showing signs of confidence

Increasingly confident that the economy is on the mend, US consumers are starting to spend more freely again

If you need proof that Americans are shopping again, look no further than the pizza boxes stacked in the break room at the DeScenza Diamonds store in Framingham.

Not so long ago, employees in this family-owned jewelry store had plenty of time to go out for lunch. But today, business is so brisk that DeScenza’s is ordering in pizza and other food for employees too busy to leave the sales floor.

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