Congressman Joe Barton says he will no longer talk about disclosed photo, citing a police probe that has yet to be confirmed.
Analysts say consumers feel good, jobless rate is low and sales should at least match last year's holiday numbers.
Report: Barton said he'd go to Capitol Police over photo and adds, "I am sorry I did not use better judgment during those days."
Security is heavy as the annual Macy's Parade winds through Manhattan Thursday.
A New Jersey family won't have trouble remembering three generations of birthdays.