People spending less on St. Patrick's Day

March 17, 2009 7:24:02 PM PDT
There may be a lot less green beer flowing this St. Patrick's Day.

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You can't tell by the size of the crowds in San Francisco, but the National Retail Federation says spending for St. Patrick's Day will be down about 6 percent this year.

The average person will fork out $33 for the celebration.

Still that's quite a big pot of gold at the end of the rainbow; $33 a person in the U.S. adds up to $3 billion.

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