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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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Do you need $25K to fix your home?

Dec 14, 2007
A Home Depot contest for a $25,000 gift card asks contestants for a video showing how they would use it. Lisa Napoli reports videos are getting plenty of hits on YouTube, and Home Depot's getting lots of free advertising.
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It's not a mall, it's a lifestyle

Dec 13, 2007
For those who are heartbroken to leave the mall, there's another option: an apartment complex with stores built right in. Joal Ryan has more on a growing number of "lifestyle centers" designed to go beyond just shopping.
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One bad apple crop to raise juice prices

Dec 12, 2007
The Chinese don't drink much apple juice, but they produce two-thirds of the world's supply. This has been a bad year for China's apple crop, which is going to hurt us at the check-out counter. Jeff Tyler reports.
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The USA label doesn't play around

Dec 11, 2007
Concerns over the safety of China-made toys have made business boom for toy makers who can brandish a "Made in the USA" label. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the story of one company entering a busy season.
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Forget the gift cards, give cash

Dec 10, 2007
Analysts say retailers will earn more than $26 billion from gift cards this holiday season, with about a third coming from cash left behind by customers who don't redeem their credits. All the more reason, says commentator Ron Lieber, to spare your loved ones the hassle.
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McDonald's makes a comeback

Dec 10, 2007
It wasn't so long ago McDonald's was suffering on the unfashionably unhealthy end of the food chain. But its fortunes have changed along with its menus. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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Gadgets galore available for gift-giving

Dec 7, 2007
When we want to know more about tech toys and gadgets, we call Kevin Pereira from G4 television. He brought some good stuff to play with -- just in time for holiday shopping.
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Goodwill goes 'vintage,' gets trendy

Dec 4, 2007
With yesterday's fashions filling trendy shops, what's old isn't just new again, it's new and expensive. No surprisee, then, that even Goodwill stores are getting some fashion sense. Andrea Gardner reports.
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Attention shoppers: It's the holidays

Dec 4, 2007
A new survey out shows shoppers aren't shopping much so far this holiday season, and the ones who are have mainly been looking for bargains. And high gas prices aren't the only thing to blame. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
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