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Consumer electronics makers face tough holidays

Consumer electronics makers may be looking at the bleakest U.S. holiday seasons in years.

"This is about as bad as it has been in a very long time," said Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial. "There is less money for all the goodies you tend to buy during the holiday season."

Two Wall Street analysts warned on Monday that weakening consumer sentiment will hurt sales of Apple Inc's (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) Mac PCs, iPod music players and iPhone mobile phones.

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