Fire Sale! Macy’s Evacuated After Escalator Mini-Blaze

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As if the bad economy and the worse weather weren't enough to push Macy's last-minute Christmas-shopping revenues further down the toilet, a small fire broke out on one of the retailer's escalators yesterday. Some shoppers ran for safety; others used the occasion for five-finger discounts. The only injury appears to be to the megastore's bottom line, which has to sting after lost sales due to Saturday's blizzard. [Daily Intel]