As budgets tighten through a rough economy, consumers are looking at holiday gift-giving more prudently. Andrea Gardner reports that gift cards for practical things such as groceries and oil changes are on the rise.
Being a mall Santa may not be the most glamorous job -- unless you like being punched and sat on by kids -- but it does have its upside. For one, a good Santa can pull up to $10,000 in one season. Scott Shafer has more.
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