Money Spent During the Holiday Season Could Make or Break Retailers : Consider This from NPR Consumer spending is a huge part of the economy and sends a strong signal about how Americans feel about the financial health of the country.

Host Scott Detrow speaks with NPR business correspondent Alina Selyukh about what Black Friday shopping says about where the economy has been and where it might be headed.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Black Friday and Beyond

Black Friday and Beyond

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Many Americans look forward to Black Friday and the holiday shopping season. Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Many Americans look forward to Black Friday and the holiday shopping season.

Samuel Corum/AFP via Getty Images

Consumer spending is a huge part of the economy and sends a strong signal about how Americans feel about the financial health of the country.

Host Scott Detrow speaks with NPR business correspondent Alina Selyukh about what Black Friday shopping says about where the economy has been and where it might be headed.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Brianna Scott and Jason Fuller. It was edited by Jeanette Woods. Our executive producer is Sami Yenigun.