The New Thriftiness in America

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This is "the American weekend," a day of thanksgiving normally followed by the biggest shopping day of the year. But these are not normal times. Retailers are bracing for a tough sales season and consumers are re-thinking what they buy and where they buy it. Guest host Sara Terry asks if these are short-term responses to the economy or the beginning of long-term changes in lifestyle. Also, more bickering in Sacramento over the state budget.


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Credits

Host:
Sara Terry

Producer:
Karen Radziner