'Marketplace' Report: Fun Gadgets In Rough Times

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Rather than going out in the evenings, Americans appear to be spending time and money on new gadgets. The U.S. government says consumer electronic sales were up 4.8 percent in July. Alex Chadwick talks with John Dimsdale about what products Americans are using to amuse themselves in tough economic times.



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