HDTVs, digital cameras and Blu-ray players were among the most popular retail items in November through the crucial Black Friday tip-off to the holiday shopping season, according to the CEA. The group's earlier forecast of 6% volume growth appears to have rung true, and Gary Shapiro, president and chief executive officer of the CEA, said that "results from this weekend suggest consumer technology will be the must-have gift this holiday and will lead economic recovery in 2010."

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