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Economy / Holiday Shopping Begins #652059

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 23, 2001
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Paramus, New Jersey: Lee Cowan) The official beginning of the Christmas shopping period reported; details given of the efforts of stores to draw in customers still nervous after the September 11 attack on America; poll results concerning business expectations for the holiday season given. [Shopper Dena HERTEL - says she is worried.] [Reach Marketing Burt FLICKINGER III - says it will be the worst Christmas in 15 years.] [Shoppers Brenda JONES, Andrew KNOPF - say they will still spend.] [The Conference Board Delos SMITH - says some good news about the war in Afghanistan could improve the economy.] [International Council of Shopping Centers Michael BAKER - says Christmas this year will be focused on home and family.] [Shopper Donna CALLAHAN - says the Bronx "lost a lot" on September 11.]

Cowan, Lee;
Roberts, John

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