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Do you need $25K to fix your home?

Lisa Napoli | Dec 14, 2007
A Home Depot contest for a $25,000 gift card asks contestants for a video showing how they would use it. Lisa Napoli reports videos are getting plenty of hits on YouTube, and Home Depot's getting lots of free advertising.
Posted In: Retail

Web money for candidates goes further

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Dec 14, 2007
Democratic donation Web site ActBlue wants to extend its campaigns beyond candidates to include unions and corporations. Congress will decide today whether or not they can. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

A critic's blessing is its own reward

| Dec 14, 2007
With award campaigns for Golden Globes underway, a nomination from a critic's association can be essential. Doug Krizner talks to Variety's Mike Speier about which critics' associations audiences will listen to and why.
Posted In: Entertainment

The company gives to its performers

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 14, 2007
Analysts are projecting pay raises to go up about the same amount they did the past year. But Ashley Milne-Tyte reports the pay-for-performance factor is becoming increasingly important in determining bonuses.
Posted In: Jobs

NFL a touchdown this TV season

Scott Jagow | Dec 14, 2007
From a team that can't stop winning to federal court cases, the drama in the NFL has made for some very compelling TV. Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad recaps the season with Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Entertainment, Sports

Lufthansa swoops in on JetBlue

Scott Jagow | Dec 14, 2007
Easing JetBlue's continuous struggle, German airline Lufthansa is buying 19 percent of the carrier. JetBlue will get $300 million, but what about Lufthansa? Scott Jagow talks to Doug McVitie of Arran Aerospace.
Posted In: Travel

Giving goes online, too

Janet Babin | Dec 13, 2007
Nonprofits are using online auctions and social networks to increase giving. And they're learning that sometimes you have to give a little to get a lot more. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Charity

Charitable tax credits promote giving

| Dec 13, 2007
Commentator Hunter Lewis says there's more the United States can do to make giving more affordable. All that's needed is a little change to the tax code.
Posted In: Charity

Big Easy gets harder for the poor

Jeff Tyler | Dec 13, 2007
The city of New Orleans is planning to demolish four huge public housing developments to make way for new, more expensive buildings. Activists say the new New Orleans may not be making enough room for the poor. Jeff Tyler reports.
Posted In: Housing

Taxpayers, IRS caught in AMT jam

Tess Vigeland | Dec 13, 2007
Congress and the White House are still trying to come to terms on a deal to fix the Alternative Minimum Tax. Both taxpayers and the IRS are caught in the middle. Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland talks with Kai Ryssdal about problems ahead.