NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Consumers' patriotism has translated into record sales for flags and other merchandise since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and it's been difficult for suppliers to keep pace. Wholesaler C.B. Ragland here distributed merchandise like car flags, lapel pins, bandannas and T-shirts to the stores it serves, but Jim Fendley, director of nonfoods, said there is nothing left to buy. "I could sell 1,000 T-shirts easily. Getting them is hard right now," he told SN. Paul ...

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