In-store and online, shoppers get their holiday markdowns


The holiday shopping season is coming into crunch time. Halfway through Hanukkah and going into the final stretch of Christmas shopping, shoppers are still holding out. So get ready for some markdowns.

Despite the signs of economic improvement and the surprising pop in November sales, shoppers aren't taking the bait. The Associated Press reported mall parking lots were full last weekend, but shoppers' bags were not.