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♪ ♪ this is the "cbs overnight news." >> >> i'm christina rafini. we have a lot more to tell but this morning starting with holiday shopping. if you're one of the millions of americans who ordered gifts online over the past few days, you're probably waiting for a flood of deliveries. and so are your neighbors. the los angeles, chicago and new york areas received more than 6 million deliveries a day last year. so how do they manage? here's mola lenghi. >> reporter: all the packages you see behind me are set to be delivered today. with the changing delivery landscape, there are still se growing pains. how many packages will amazon deliver this year?
at least 3 billion. and they have company. fedex plans to haul more than 33 million packages today on cyber monday. ups expects to move more than 32 million goods a day between thanksgiving and christmas. >> we would like to think of ourselves as santa's workshop here this time of year. >> reporter: dave clark, amazon's senior vp of worldwide operations says that workshop is cranking out packages faster than ever. >> we delivered bltz of packages in one day to customers. >> reporter: why one day? is two day not fast enough? >> no customer is did ever going to say deliver it to me slower. >> reporter: to meet demands amazon is increasing deployment this season with 50,000 delivery vehicles. >> it's really about how closed can i get the inventory to you. one hour delivery is one hour because it's very, very close to you. in a small forward deployed fulfillment center. >> reporter: that demand can lead to overrun mail rooms, packages spilling out onto city streets. good child, the director of supply chain logistics at the
university of washington says the delivery side of e-commerce is a work in progress. >> do we want public space to be used as, like, a temporary distribution center? i don't think we do. >> reporter: we hear stories about mail rooms that are just sort of flooding with packages. >> these changes are happening so quickly that sometimes buildings and the vehicles are catching up to the changes that are happening on the consumer side. >> reporter: clark insists the current delivery model means fewer vehicles on the roads. >> what you're seeing is one delivery van packed full of packages instead of 100 or 200 or 300 cars on the road with a customer going to a store coming back with one package. >> reporter: good child agrees. >> delivery services have the potential to be kind of like a big shared vehicle that does better than the status quo. >> reporter: to an extent. >> the faster you make that request, the harder it is for that delivery company to be efficient. the total impact has a lot to do with the details of how quickly
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the big fat indian wedding. basically everyone you see here who is married has gotten matched in an arranged marriage. about 90% of indian weddings are arranged and that is despite the rising influence of the west. tradition here is as strong as ever. welcome to one of the most spectacular shows on earth. but this isn't a music video or even a baliwood movie. this high end product sgs an indian wedding celebration taking place on the outskirts of new delhi, india's bustling city of nearly 30 million people. amidst all the food, fireworks and fanfare, here in india, centuries old traditions like arranged marriages are alive and well. he is a tax attorney, and she, 24, just finished business school. they were only acquaintances, but six months ago, both families agreed to the union. he flew to canada where she was living and proposed.
you guys never dated. >> never. >> reporter: a lot of americans might ask, is this love? >> i think for me it's arrange, come love marriage. because in the six months we fell into such a great place that now i can just say, you know, that i love him. >> i love her, too. >> reporter: for many young couples in india, they are perfectly arranged match might start here at the headquarters in mumbai. mitt tal is its founder. >> in india, you say you don't marry the individual, you marry the family. >> reporter: do people find love? >> this is, this is a great question because we're going to get very, very philosophical. but in india, it is a stage of life. we go through childhood. wehais called the domestic stage of life before you retire. >> reporter: the company claims
to have arranged nearly 6 million successful matches, navigating hundreds of different religions, cultures and languages. >> when we think about love in india, it's not necessarily a chemical reaction where you fall in love. you find love out of respect for each other over time. >> reporter: once the marriage is arranged, the wedding arrangements begin. tv wedding host. >> some people have their family, family's family. in india there is a huge thing everybody gets offended if they're not invited to a wedding. you guys have hundred guests, 101 person shows up, you're like, oh, my god, where will they be seated? >> reporter: for a small wedding, this holds 500 people. got a slightly bigger family? this holds 1200. and for a blow-out, this holds 2000 people. that includes baliwood blow outs
like this one hosted by one of india's richest families. another was capped off by a performance of beyonce with an estimated price tag of up to $100 million. ♪ ♪ their wedding celebration was a five-day affair. it began with traditional celebrations for the bride and the groom. two days later, sumit was on horseback surrounded by hundreds of friends and family as he rode into the wedding venue. nearby, vani was decorated with hundreds of precious jewels gifted to her by family. the hindu wedding ceremony takes several hours, with guests popping in and out to wish them well. once the marriage vows are exchanged, the party begins. what was the most stressful part of your wedding? >> that we have to live with each other for next 50 years, you know? >> reporter: is it going to be okay? >> i hope so.
even if it's not going to be okay, we're going to make it. i'm going to make it. >> reporter: a sense of hope at new delhi's biggest reception hall where everyone, including the newly we had couple, looked on as the sparks begin to fly. and that's marriage in india. as for divorces, get this. only 1% of marriages end in divorce in india. compare that to 50% in the united states. there's a lot of societal and family pressures, and also there's probably a little bit of love floating around, too. ramy asencio, new delhi. >> and here in the u.s., some couples are trying to get away from those massive weddings. adriana diaz met one couple in ohio who decided to go tiny on their big day. >> it was instant chemistry. she just got me. >> reporter: this ohio pair is so compatible, even their names are a per 23ek9 perfect match.
meet shaun and fawn. >> tinder. >> whatever, i'm confident. i can do this. >> this lady is going to be getting her doctorate. what? >> read my personal bio. >> reporter: student shaun stephens bonded over camping and outdoor sports. >> i think the second date you told me you loved me. >> yes. i saw the sun and it was reflecting off of her hair. i could imagine growing old with this person and all the zappy stuff that men don't want to admit. you know, i wore my heart on my sleeve and i just said, you know, let's just give it all you got. so -- >> reporter: whew! ah! first came love, then came marriage proposal. then came a long wait. >> so, i'm like, okay, it will be five years till we get married. >> reporter: that's right, they considered waiting five years to
save $60,000 to wed at their dream venue in nearby michiyuki. michigan. thene of the most expensive places to get married. on average couples that tied the knot spent more than $1,600 on . in al t average cost for a >> you're also taught it has to be big, you have to invite everyone, and you have to have the alcohol tap. >> reporter: but then another path down the aisle popped up on her instagram feed. >> they started posting about tiny weddings. okay, we can do this. >> reporter: the posts were from her ideal venue corn man farms. >> pass me one of the picnic baskets. >> reporter: where owner and chef kiran hales is trying something new. >> we have 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 66, 7, 8 scharz here.
>> it's maxed out. >> reporter: a tiny wedding. it's a bite size version of the lavish parties that range from $17,000 to $250,000. but with eight guests max, a tiny wedding costs $1,950. that's because the 90-minute celebrations, vows, cake and champagne are stacked back to back with the same owe fitzi can't, decorations and photographer. are you seeing fewer people that want to do the big traditional wedding? >> i think that it's not fewer. i just think that now we're seeing maybe the new generation of those guests getting married now in, like, their 20s and 30s are definitely moving to a more intimate style. i think that group of people is a group of people that, as far as the wedding inindustry, we've under served. >> reporter: now he's serving them where they are. their phones, where an entire tiny wedding can be planned in seconds. you select date. this is crazy.
time. >> yeah. >> reporter: add to cart. >> yeah, check out, done. >> reporter: this is how i order, like, toiletries. >> to have everything done and pulled together was super easy. >> reporter: it's one-click wedding planning. >> yes. >> reporter: in all they spent $8,000 including the dress, tux and party favors. the venue had them pick their cake flavor, music, buy their rings. >> wedding ready. >> reporter: and show up. ♪ ♪ >> she came around the corner and i was just taken aback. >> i absolutely am happy that we went this route. we can now buy a house and i can get my dog. >> ph.d. puppies, we like to call t. >> yes. but i think that is very american that we can put our own twist on it, we can build this wedding that we really want. and it's okay if we only have
sumo wrestling is the national sport of japan. it's been played for more than 2000 years. but lately the sport has undergone a transformation. lucy craft has the story from osaka. >> reporter: at just over 50 pounds, may kigowa may not look like a sumo wrestler, but the shy 5th grader is no push over. she has plenty of bruises, her mom says, but so far no broken bones. once ridiculed, japanese females these days are throwing their weight around the sumo ring. aside from modified attire and separate weight classes, the rules are identical to professional sumo, and matches often just as thrilling. i'm a little nervous, may said. finally it's her turn in the ring.
but all too soon, it ends in tears. these girls have been training for a whole year to be able to compete in this national tournament in osaka and the matches are over in seconds. sometimes one second. it gives whole new meaning to the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. despite sumo's reputation as a contact sport for brawling behemoths, coaches say it's the ideal workout for just about anyone. >> head to head contact. >> reporter: irish native john gunning learned that firsthand. the tokyo-based sports writer is a former amateur sumo wrestler. >> it's good exercise. also the most painful thing you can do. i mean, i did a lot of sports over my years and nothing comes close to sumo. >> reporter: the reigning lightweight queen is 26-year-old niku yamanaka. she has perfected her ferocious initial charge. >> translator: i focus on crouching as low as possible, charging as fast and hard as i can. after that i just leave it up to my training and don't think
about anything. >> reporter: women's sumo gained visibility with a recent film littleiss sumo, documenting the struge of females to gain respect in an ancient sport. yet despite their rising females are still barred from competing in sumo's mecca, the arena in tokyo which president trump visited this year. >> translator: it has a magic all its own. even the lighting is special. all women sumo wrestlers take pride in japan's national sport and want to compete there. >> reporter: while many support opening arenas to female wrestlers, a pro women's division seems like a pipe dream. presume owe with its spartan training and shinto rituals is less sport and quasi-religious practice. >> it's more akin to as i say joining the military combined with being in a monastery. it's a 24-hour life-style. >> reporter: without the big arenas, tv exposure and lavish budget, presume owe women's
amateur sumo remains a tiny niche of the sports universe it's wednesday, december 4th, 2019. this is the "cbs morning news." violating his oath of office. democrats boldly accuse president trump of abusing his power in a 300-page report ahead of the impeachment inquiry hearing. reaction from both sides and a look at why today's testimony is crucial. nato summit clash. the president in heated exchanges with our allies. what was said and who he's meeting with today. and she's out. senator kamala harris ends her run for the white house. run for the white house. the deciding factor. captioning funded by cbs good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs headquarters here in new york. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.