A Tight Econonmy Hurts Prom Night

By Precious Williams

Prom is one of those nights teens dream about.  The gorgeous dresses, handsome tuxedos,  flowers,  limos, a night on the town and dancing til dawn. Even in a good economy, it’s a costly night. This year, thanks to the recession, demand for high-priced limousines and fancy flowers is down as prom season looms. Here’s how some retailers are coping.


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