Stores Extend Hours to Keep Holiday Sales Strong

Macy's, Target announce longer store hours in attempt to keep shoppers in buying mood.
0:55 | 12/14/12

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Speaking of shopping, retail sales rose in november. And december could be an even bigger month for the economy, as retailers compete for your money. Abc's bianna golodryga is tracking the latest. They're pulling out all the stops. Reporter: They are, amy. The holiday season started off with a bang. Thanksgiving weekend, americans spent some $59 billion. That's up nearly 13% from last year. Now, the challenge is to keep the momentum g.Ores doing that? They're extending hours, making it easier for shoppers to come and buy merchandise. Macy's, open 48 hours the weekend before christmas. Target, open until 9:00 p.M. On christmas eve. And right across the street at toys "r" us, for three weeks they're opened 24 hours around the clock. This is good for the shoppers and for the economy that more temporary jobs will be added. 619,000 jobs were created in october and november alone. That's up since last year. And up 19% from last year. Nearly to a 2000 high.

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