Many retailers in San Francisco expected Thursday to be the peak of the last minute Christmas shopping rush this year.
It used to be to return or exchange an item you simply had to provide your receipt. Now many retailers are not only requiring a photo ID, they scan the ID and store the information in a database.
Despite pleas from tobacco retailers, Santa Clara County Supervisors have passed a tough list of new tobacco rules aimed at underage smoking.
The holiday shopping season is looking brighter for retailers, as more and more stores are hiring temporary workers in anticipation.