TOKYO - Shares had been mostly larger in quiet trading Friday in Asia, as most markets in the area and across the globe have been closed for Christmas holidays.
Christmas Eve shoppers in Chicago were among those consumers U.S. retailers have been counting on this season to help propel holiday sales.
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