Consumer Reports poll finds that fewer people tipped during 2008 Holidays than in previous year

Americans have become more choosy about whom and how much to tip at the holidays, according to a phone survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. How much to tip and whom to give it to has always been a tricky decision, one that may get harder in these tough economic times. During the 2008 holidays fewer people than in the previous year tipped their newspaper carrier, barber, mail carrier, hairdresser, manicurist, and garbage collector.

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