Winners & Losers: Jan. 8, 1996

WINNERS

MISTER POTATO HEAD Celebrity spud scores big in holiday run on Toy Story toys

LAST-MINUTE SHOPPERS Procrastinators profit from sales meant for the sticker-shy

BOB DOLE Worst season in decades fuels talk of slowing economy on eve of election year

& LOSERS

MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS Not so mighty, as action-figure sales drop 50% from last season

RETAIL WORKERS Sluggish sales spur major layoffs, topping 300 per business day

THE NORTHEAST Major snowstorm added to general retail woes makes it the hardest-hit region

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