PwC released its 2023 Holiday Spending Outlook, which showed 40% of consumers plan on spending more than they did last year. Some surprises from the outlook include an increase in spending from Gen-Z versus baby boomers, who plan to spend 4% less than last year, as well as Gen-Z's proclivity to shop in-person. Kelly Pedersen, PwC US Retail Leader, joins Yahoo Finance to break down the outlook and what trends are emerging from consumers for the upcoming holiday shopping season. Pedersen summarizes many of the trends, saying "we are seeing this movement towards a younger generation of shoppers and their willingness to spend more on the holiday season." For more expert insight and the latest market action, click here to watch this full episode of Yahoo Finance Live.
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Shares of Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) slid 3% through 12:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday after Reuters -- in an exclusive report -- warned that British regulators may launch an antimonopoly investigation into the company's dominance of the cloud computing marketplacej. Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) -- also reported to be part of the probe -- saw its shares slide a similar 2.5%. As Reuters reports, the British media regulator "Ofcom" (short for the Office of Communications) has actually been looking into Amazon's and Microsoft's dominance in cloud computing since April -- but is now preparing to issue an official report on Thursday.