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Economy: Holiday Spending #1034245

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 26, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Figures on holiday shoppers and spending and online sales cited.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) The impact of Internet shopping on holiday spending and hiring examined; scenes shown from Amazon.com’s shipping center in Phoenix; Cyber Monday ads shown; the rise in sales on Black Friday cited. [Amazon vice president Craig BERMAN††- says we’re hiring seasonal workers to meet customer demand.] [Amazon packing manager Mark PULLEY††- says we’ve been on hyper-drive.] [National Retail Federation Ellen DAVIS††- says the internet influences about 50 percent of what consumers buy.] [IBM retail analyst Jill PULERI††- notes Black Friday sales started Thanksgiving day via iPhones and iPads.]

Pelley, Scott;
Mason, Anthony

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