Jan. 9 - The annual winter clearance sales got underway in France, at a time when consumers are watching what they spend and unemployment is at a 15-year high. Virgin Megastore France also filed for insolvency, threatening jobs of 1000 workers. Joanna Partridge reports from Paris
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