The last big mailing of economic stimulus checks is scheduled for today, and the extra economic boost the checks provided is projected to fade in August. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports what the outcome could be for Christmas.
High gas prices have small town residents skipping the commute to warehouse stores and opting to shop closer to home. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Jim Lottes about the increase in business at his Missouri grocery store.
Some retailers looking for an edge are starting to focus special products for niche markets. Nancy Marshall Genzer has more on exclusive lines, signature celebrity products and products geared towards yogis.