The big indicators that we look for, is not only foot traffic, but foot traffic with shopping bags.
And we're seeing a lot of that.
So that's a good indicator already, early in the season.
Some shoppers less focused on a specific item.
It's not too bad today actually, but there are some good deals, and you can start your Christmas shopping.
There are good deals here, I think, better than on regular days.
Bargains-very much in consumers' minds.
Despite lower gas prices and lower unemployment recently, retail sales have lagged.
The Black Friday frenzy was still alive and well in some places, like the Toys "R" Us store in New York's Times Square, but there may have been a bit of nostalgia at play.
The location will close, when its lease runs out in January, another sign of a changing retail landscape, at the holidays, and beyond.
In Washington, I'm Karin Caifa.
The folks aren't just shopping.
They're traveling to get home for the holidays.
And flight attendants aboard planes aren't just there to help keep them comfortable.
They sometimes save lives.
In the 1930s, the first stewardesses, female flight attendants, were all registered nurses.
That's not the case now.
But today's attendants still know life-saving techniques like CPR that you've studied in health class.
And there's also a doctor on call.
The holiday season is the busiest travel time of the year, with millions flying to celebrate with friends and family.
But that also means a higher chance of in-flight medical emergencies like heart attacks, strokes, even births.
And flight attendants who have to know how to keep passengers safe even at cruising altitude.
I will brief the crew as to the scenario.
Out of all the training that a flight attendant might go through, how big a component is the medical and safety part of it?
The medical and safety part of it is a heavy component of it, and we do put a heavy emphasis on responding with CPR knowledge, using the EEDs and the equipment onboard the aircraft that we have available to respond for basic first aid instances as well, too.
You try and put people through essentially real life scenarios through the training.
I mean, you make it as realistic as possible.
How do you that? What do you do?
We actually use scenarios that we have experienced in flight.
Sir, are you OK?
Some of the scenarios that we bring into training could be something like passengers in discomfort, that are feeling weak, lightheaded and how to respond and page for medical assistance onboard and how to respond properly using STAT-MD as a resource to report the symptoms that we see.
Contact the flight deck.
Get them the page STAT-MD and page for medical assistance.
One of the most valuable resources the flight crews have at their disposal is a service called STAT-MD.
STAT-MD is a ground-based support center that provides medical consultations for in-flight emergencies.
These are especially-trained physicians who can help the crew make assessments and also give recommendations on how to treat the patients.
Can we also put him on his side to prevent him from aspirating if he vomits?
What is the call that is absolutely the worst call?
It can vary.
I mean, I think the ones that probably raise everyone's blood pressure are ones when someone's in labor, an imminent child birth and we've actually had that.
We've had babies delivered on flights.
And obviously, the most severe cases are someone that actually goes on a cardiac arrest.
And so, they may be applying the defibrillator,the defibrillator shocking.
Hard to tell whether the people who built this are bigger fans of LEGOs or the Green Bay Packers.
Both were incorporated in the scale model of Lambeau Field, pieced together by students from the Milwaukee School of Engineering.
It's 1/72 the size of the real thing and it took more than 130,000 LEGOs to make.
Now on permanent display at a museum in Wisconsin, the model includes the field, the stadium, even the entry way to the whole complex.
And like the team itself, the LEGO stadium is packered with solid blocking.
It's got strong lines.
I'm Carl Azuz.
And today's show has reached the end zone.