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A setback for Nintendo and Americans don't think the economy is as bad after all. Here’s the Wednesday Bloomberg After The Bell report.
Despite all the market jitters over the “fiscal cliff,” Americans are still optimistic the economy will get better. Bloomberg research shows the share of households projecting improvement rose to 37 percent in November, the highest since March 2002.
The Nintendo Wii U hasn't even been on sale a week and there’s already a warning for the must-have holiday toy. Some customers are complaining the devices are damaged when downloading a mandatory software update, which takes more than an hour or so to perform. Nintendo is warning owners not to turn off the console while it's downloading.
As for the markets, stocks were higher with the S&P up for a fourth day. Markets are closed Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest selling days of the year in the pizza industry. Domino's says demand during the holidays is so high, it expects franchises nationwide to hire as many as 25,000 seasonal workers.