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shifts into overdrive. millions of americans already hit stores, but is black friday losing its bite? meanwhile protesters angered over the michael brown shooting decided to scrub holiday shopping in ferguson, missouri. saved from the snow. two children are rescue after spending several hours buried inside a snow bank. and lots of lights. a record-setting holiday display lights up down under. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, november 28th,
2014. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. now that the leftovers are in the fridge, millions of americans are already crossing off items on their holiday shopping list. consumers are expected to spend nearly $616 bill from november through december and while black friday is considered the official start to the holiday season many retailers are trying to kick start their earnings by opening up on thanksgiving. don champion is in times square this morning where shoppers have been at it since last night, don. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. no sleeping for shoppers coast to coast today, millions of them started spending on thanksgiving day, which could take a bielt out of black friday's bottom line. a crowd of about 200 people were ready to go when the toys "r" us here in times square opened its doors at 5:00 p.m., some waiting hours to get inside it's real good. hopefully i'll be able to get
everything i need to get today. >> reporter: while shoppers complete their lists, stores are opening earlier in order to snap up consumers looking for a deal. >> if someone kicks off the holiday shopping season earlier, and the consumers move in that direction, you as a competing retailer are going to get a smaller share of the wallet. >> reporter: but the thanksgiving sales are souring to those who say the holidays should be spent with loved ones. >> we should be at home with our family. my husband's got it off and i have to work it. >> reporter: retailers might want to get used to working on a holiday. analysts expect to see a thanksgiving sales increase of up to 5% over last year i think having more stores open on thanksgiving day takes away from black friday, saturday, and sunday. it extends and spreads out the amount of shopping that's done. >> reporter: despite that did retailers are expected to ring up more than $9 million in
retail stores today. that doesn't include the $2 million that will be spent online today. experts say if you're doing shopping online today, the best deals will be on laptops, storage devices, and kitchen warren. also one more. $718. that's the average amount of money each shopper is expected to spend this holiday season. start checking off that lift, anne-marie. >> oh, my goodness. hopefully you can get something for your honors, don. i won't tell anybody. there were some demonstrations overnight. dozens shoutd inside stoors as police watched from outside but in ferguson, thanksgiving was mostly peaceful. demonstrators are calling for a boycott of black friday shopping to protest the decision not to charge officer darren wilson in the shooting death of michael brown. susan mcginnis is in ferguson.
susan, good morning. >> reporter: anne-marie, good bhorning. this was the quietest night so far in ferguson. police officers are turning their attention here. they're saying black lives matter. their message today is black dollar matter. members of the national guard along with local law enforcement secured this walmart store in ferguson late into the night. the store is expected to open later today as other retailers explored their options followed violent protested earlier in the week when stores were looted and burned. they're hoping the calm will continue. >> let it grow from there. let it grow from something positive. show our younger generation, our yinn younger people that, hey, we can move on. protesters have taken to social media with th the #boycottblackfriday. >> certainly the looting of our
businesses does not work. hold your money. it works. >> reporter: many activists are urging people not to spend a dime today in honor of michael brown as they continue to pick up the pieces. when this heartbreaking photo of owner natalie went viral, 7,200 strangers donated $233,000 online to help her reopen. others in the community are painting murals on boarded up businesses. >> we're trying to aulg take ownership for this community. >> reporter: while ferguson may not be out of the woods yet, the healing may have already begun. now, tomorrow a week-long naacp march begins here. marches will head all the way from jefferson city to the governor's mansion. they're demanding reform to the police didn't here and nationwide. anne-marie? >> susan mcginnis in ferguson. thank you, susan. protesters in the city
attempted to disrupt the thanksgiving day parade. they protested hands up, don't shoot. seven people were arrested when the crowd tried to advance toward the parade route. a storm system circling around the pacific northwest in this morning. it's dousing the area with rain. i there's been some minor flooding in washington. oregon could see snow as temperatures dip to the 20s this season. and in the northeast many had to spend thanksgiving in the dancht tens of thousands are still without power this morning in new england as crews try to fix power lines crippled by a mavis snowstorm. the out ajs continued wednesday as the storms pulled through. cool temperatures will prevent melting this weekend and that could lead to more outages. bill cosby is facing more fallout over sexual allegations against him. the university of massachusetts
amhurst asked him to resign. he continues to deny the accusations and has never been charged. supreme court justice ruth bader ginsburg is resting this morning after a heart procedure earlier this week. the 81-year-old left the hospital yesterday. she had a heart stint inserted into an open artery -- rather to open an artery. ginsburg is known for never missing work in more than two decades and she doesn't plan to start now. she's expected to be back to work on monday. coming up on the "morning news" now, desperate dig caught on tachl rescuers try to reach two boys trapped under a mound of snow. and in australia, a mega storm raises the roof. this is the "cbs morning news." give a journey. give a new perspective. give a little joy. a book is a gift like no other. and barnes & noble is like no other book store in the world.
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it's the first eruption there in 22 years. mt. aso is one of the world's largest volcanos. two young boys are recovering this morning after being rescued from a snow bank. they spent four hours trapped in the snow north of new york city. chris sloane of our new york station wcbs shows how they spent hours to reach them. >> reporter: this iphone video was shot while they rescued two little boys overnight. >> what i understand it, it took the attention to where these boys were at. they were digging them out and people were screaming for shovels. they dug them out. they were 10 years old. fortunately they were alive and well. police got a big round of applause. >> reporter: one of the boys, j.j. martinez. his mother let cousins know on facebook how well they were
doing. she shot this video and helped get the boys out. >> all i seen was the feet. the little boil's feet was shaking and his mother was he's already, he's there, he's there. the boys were playing in this parking lot across from one of their homes when they went missing just after 6:00 last night. that's when a frantic search started by police and residents. their guess, a snow plow had something to do with it. >> when i left at 5:30 the snow plow was out here. he started plowing already. he probably didn't see them or something because my son was just with them. >> reporter: j.j.'s mom posted on facebook that her son is still in the hospital after his ordeal in this parking lot but is doing just fine. she thanked police for her thanksgiving miracle. >> that was wcbs's christine sloane reporting. now, straight ahead, "star wars" sneak peek. you'll get your first chance to watch the new trailer of the much anticipated "star wars"
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here's a look at today's forecast in some cities around the country. american troops in afghanistan enjoy the thanksgiving holiday. u.s. servicemembers sat down for a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings. president obama thanked them for fighting to serve our freedom. >> today we do our part including our brave men and women overseas and their families who sacrifice so much to keep america safe. to our servicemembers who are away from home, we say an extra prayer for you and your loved ones and we renew our commitment to take care of you as well as you've taken care of us. >> the president urged americans
to concentrate on what unites us all. with thanksgiving behind us, the focus shifts to someone else, santa claus and mrs. cl s claus. as many as 3.5 million people lined the city streets if the annual tradition. there they are. on the "cbs moneywatch," oil prices skid and the "star wars" trailer. good morning, anne-marie. opec is keeping oil production levels unchanged and that's bringing prices down once again. in vienna the oil producers will keep produce 30g million barrels of oil a day. there's an oversupply because of booming oil production in the united states. the global oil price plunged to another four-year low of more than $72 a barrel. asian markets were mixed in response to the fallen oil prices.
tokyo's nikkei added more than 1%. hong kong's hang seng lost a fraction. here on wall street markets open in record dare torrey after thanksgiving and will close. the dow rose to 12 points, a new high, the s&p 500 was up 5, also a new high. the nasdaq gained 29 points. >> gopro will reportedly make its own line of flying drones. "the wall street journal" says they'll start selling small multiroto helicopterers with cameras late next year. they sell from $500 to $1,000. they expect to be hot seller this holiday season j and fans get their first look at the new "star wars" trailer today. one texas theater is showing the trailer before every movie and even a continuous showing of it over and over.
the film opens in december 2015. anne-marie? >> oh, my gosh, the hype for the trailer is almost as much as the mauve. hopefully they won't give it all away in the trail e. i'm sure they won't. jill wagner at the new york stock exchange. thanks a lot, jill. when we return, a thanksgiving football feast including a redemption for one player's past performance on a holiday. o... ...we're going to need you on the runway. (vo) don't let a severe cold hold you back. sir? (vo) theraflu starts to get to work in your body in just 5 minutes. (vo) theraflu breaks you free from your worst cold and flu symptoms. (vo) theraflu. serious power.
touchdown. sherman makes a second interception in the fourth quarter as the 49ers were driving and seattle beat san francisco, 19-3. in detroit the detroit lions' quarterback matthew stafford passed for 390 yards and connected with wide receiver calvin johnson for two touchdowns. johnson set a record as the fastest player to reach 10,000 yards receiving. and detroit beat chicago, 34-17 to improve its record to 8-4 and boost the chances of making the postseason. and a thanksgiving to remember for eagles' quarterback mark sanchez. he runs for a touchdown on philadelphia's first possession against dallas and then throws a t.d. the next time the eagles get the ball. it was quite a turnaround from the last time sanchez played on thanksgiving. you might remember this infamous play when he was a member of the jets. it came to be known as the buttfumble after he krashed into the backside of one of his
teammates. sanchez talked about what being the butt of so many jokes has meant to him the last two years. >> i ran into some guy's butt and dropped the ball on the turf and they scored. i mean i don't know if it gets -- i mean that's like my favorite holiday, so that's not cool. it's really a bummer. but, you know, the game plan was try not to do that and we accomplished it. >> he did a little better than that. the eagles beat dallas, 33-10, to claim sole possession of first place in the nfc east. an australian lawyer is into the holiday spirit in a big way. david richards assembled the largest christmas light display in history. guinness world records confirmed the accomplishment. richards used nearly 1.2 million l.e.d. lights which looks like three giant wrapped christmas gifts. he used 370 miles of light strings. i don't know want to know what
his light bill is. coming up, your shopping preview. i'm anne-marie green. this is the "cbs morning news." did you get chips for the party? nope. (ding) cheese plate? cheese plate. no, i made something better. you used the oven? boom. pillsbury crescents. make the holidays pop. ghirardelli squares peppermint bark.zvous ♪ rich chocolate layers and festive peppermint. a ghirardelli original. ♪ a little reward for all the things you do ♪ get them before they disappear.
if you are a fan of deep-fried turkey there is aparentally a safer way to cook it to avoid spilling oil all over yourself. a company is using drone to drop the bird in the pot by remote control. of course, yo view to have really good aim do this. the company which is selling the droep is offers a black friday discount just in time maybe for your christmas dinner.
in los angeles a group of membership and women have plenty to br thankful for this holiday season. bigad shaban tells us about a unique program that helping them escape a life of violence and crime r he never thought he'd become a baker or amount to anything. he join add gang at 13 and spent much of his life behind bars i knew once i got out the clock was ticking. it was only a matter o time before i got back in. >> reporter: but before he left prison last year he learned about home boy industry, a nonprofit group who reforms former gang members. participants can get their gang tattoos removed for free and enroll in parenting and job training classes and therapy. up to 15,000 former gang members benefit each year. >> i want to start living life instead of surviving. >> reporter: avril and his former gang rivals now stand together. priest greg boyle founded the
organization 26 years ago to save leaves. >> i started buried kids in 1988. i buried my 195th last week. >> sandra cruz found home boy after serving time. he met avril. they have a 5 maryland daughter and are engaged to be married. they say the nonprofit changed their lives. >> it makes me emotional. >> you didn't think it was possible. >> no, i didn't. >> and now? >> it's a beautiful thing. >> reporter: this thanksgiving the family has one more reason to be thankful. the couple is expecting their second child. bigad shaban, cbs news, los angeles. well, coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," your black friday shopping preview. we'll take you to the stores where people are ready for big discounts. plus, we'll go to turkey for the latest on pope francis's trip today. and a new documentary on
>> this is cbs-3 "eyewitness news" . here are some of the stories we're following today. "black friday" send bargain hunters in search of great deals. but some shoppers don't wait. >> in sport the eagles take soul possession of the lead in the ffc east. we'll recap the thanksgiving day feast in which the cowboys were the main course. that was fun to watch last night. >> oh, it certainly was. the best dessert for all of those thanksgiving -- >> common and thanksgiving day was beautiful. i think the cold is coming back in today. carol erickson in the weather center thanksgiving day the
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