Jennifer Leavitt, left, vice president of marketing at The Bellevue Collection, works Wednesday to set up Santa's workshop, a waiting area for those in line for Santa photos in Bellevue Square. Seattle and Bellevue say they don't directly compete for holiday shoppers, but they do compete, passionately and with hometown pride, to create the holiday magic that draws in customers.
U.S. stocks indexes were mixed in early trading, as tumbling oil prices weighed on shares of Exxon Mobil, Chevron and other oil and gas giants. Airlines, however, made gains.
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