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Berliners get no rest from shopping

Dec 21, 2007
Not long ago, shopping on a Sunday was forbidden in Germany because the constitution declared it a day of rest. But Brett Neely reports the rules are changing in Berlin, and some consider it a sin.
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High-def differences highly confusing

Dec 20, 2007
With cheaper high-definition TVs on the market, consumers now just have to decide which DVD format is better. Doug Krizner explores the differences with Andrew Edgecliffe Johnson of The Financial Times in London.
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No merry gentleman in Denmark

Dec 20, 2007
Christmas tree farmers in Denmark have been accused of engaging in price fixing. Kai Ryssdal called one to get his reaction. But there wasn't a whole lot of yuletide spirit in the response.
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Spas give kids the treatment

Dec 19, 2007
Nearly 5 million pint-size primpers hit spas every year in this country. And the budding self-indulgent set is also hoping for spa toys under the Christmas tree. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Some shoppers opt to register

Dec 19, 2007
Online gift registries are becoming an increasingly popular option to fulfill holiday shopping. But some think the shopping portals are helping customers further deter from the spirit of Christmas. Dan Ankeles has more.
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Helping shoppers get their groove on

Dec 18, 2007
Department-store entertainment use to be a guy in a tuxedo tinkling the ivories. But with a stronger focus on young consumers, big retail shops are now bringing in DJs to get shoppers moving. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Wii still not restocked yet

Dec 18, 2007
Anyone who's tried to get a Nintendo Wii this season knows how much they're in demand. Doug Krizner talks to Leo Louis of the Times of London about why supply is so short -- and whether the shortage might be intentional.
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'Look at my giant bra!'

Dec 17, 2007
Sales of women's clothing are down about 6 percent this holiday season. A report cites boring fashions as one of the factors. But commentator Sandra Tsing Loh says her recent shopping spree was anything but dull.
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Retail chains on stock buy-back spree

Dec 17, 2007
With only seven shopping days left until Christmas, sales aren't living up to expectations -- which weren't that high to begin with. Retail management, on the other hand, is on a buying binge. Dan Grech reports.
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Shoppers make it a cold season

Dec 17, 2007
With Christmas around the corner and December retail sluggish, shops are pulling out all the stops in order to bump up sales. Amy Scott looks into what's driving customers away, and what might help boost the numbers after the holiday.
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