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In case you were wondering what Occupy Wall Street means for our nation's surf-related chain stores: A Billabong manager told Women's Wear Daily that the protests in Times Square this weekend cause "a significant drop" in foot traffic to the store. But a manager at Quiksilver said the demonstrations had limited impact. [WWD, subscription req'd]