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November 14, 2005

Compulsive Buying

TV ad blitzes, radio commercials and your daily newspapers stuffed with ads like a Thanksgiving Day turkey. Yup Ö the official shopping season is within view, and like eating too much at the dinner table, some people just canít help but buy too much. Ron Faber, a professor of mass communication in the University of Minnesota's journalism school, has studied compulsive buying.

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