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Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Cyber Monday is upon us and the holiday shopping season has kicked into high gear. However, retailers have reason for concern. The Commerce Department says consumer spending inched northward last month at a rate well below expectations. One reason: Americans are uncharacteristically saving more. We now have the...