Hear: Scenes From A Recession : Planet Money On today's Planet Money, we look at a print shop, a mall's Christmas tree and piles of recycling out West.
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Today on Planet Money:

-- Adam Davidson visits Frank Caracciolo, owner of the Universal Printing Company in Brooklyn, New York. Carcciolo says business is down, but you may be suprised at who's still buying big.

-- Listener Christopher Dael of Riverside County, Calif., says his local mall's tree looks nothing like the ones in years' past. What's up with that? (The 2006 tree is after the jump.

-- Putting off the purchase of a big flat-screen TV? You're not alone. Chana Joffe-Walt of KPLU says the decline in sales is having an unexpected — and unwelcome — effect on recycling.

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Christopher Dael forwarded this image of the Christmas tree at the same mall, from two years back.

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