Several Roseburg business owners expressed a bit more optimism last week when looking ahead to the holiday shopping season that shifted into high gear late Thursday night and in the early morning hours of Friday. Karen Kohlman, however, admitted that predicting this economy is like flipping a coin. You’re never sure how it’s eventually going to turn out, said the co-owner of West Harvard Furniture in Roseburg. “I do anticipate a good season,” she said. “We’ve already had an increase in traffic for the month of November. People are out shopping earlier, and we got a lot of really good …
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