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Learning big-league business skills

| Nov 23, 2007
An organization in Central Louisiana has created a farm system for entrepreneurs, much like professioal baseball's. We asked Kate Archer Kent to check it out.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Organic turkey can leave a big footprint

| Nov 23, 2007
One of the options for the traditional Thanksgiving meal is to buy an organic turkey raised on natural feed and no antibiotics. But commentator Kelly Alexander says such a turkey may not be all that friendly to the environment.

Week on Wall Street

Scott Jagow | Nov 23, 2007
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson talks with host Scott Jagow about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Teaming up online to buy in bulk

Andrea Gardner | Nov 23, 2007
What if, in order to get a discount on an item, you could join a group of shoppers to buy that product in bulk. Some Internet start-ups hope that kind of online buying will be the next big thing. Andrea Gardner reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Retail

INS plans to speed Cuban immigration

Dan Grech | Nov 23, 2007
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has launched new measures to speed up the immigration process for Cubans. At the same time, the U.S. government is already dealing with a huge backlog of pending cases. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Immigration goes in search of China market

Alisa Roth | Nov 23, 2007
Media mogul Barry Diller says his Internet conglomerate IAC/InterActiveCorp will invest $100 million to expand in China, with plans to launch its search engine in two years. Can the company take on the Chinese? Alisa Roth reports.

Ready for business to land in his lap

| Nov 23, 2007
The real Santa Claus was too busy to talk to Marketplace about the holiday season, but we found one of his stand-ins at a nearby mall. He explained how he works and how wish lists are changing.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

Shopping lovers find their outlet

Scott Jagow | Nov 23, 2007
They call today Black Friday because holiday sales supposedly help retailers climb into the black for the year. Yet, despite the long lines seen today, this could be the slowest holiday season in five years. Scott Jagow got a perspective from Rob Snowden, general manager of Outlets at Hillsboro in Texas.
Posted In: Economy, Retail

Software the homeless can count on

Janet Babin | Nov 23, 2007
Efficient software might not seem like a priority item for a shelter, but having organized data is important for managing resources. Janet Babin reports on a helpful donation to a North Carolina shelter.
Posted In: Charity

A Black Friday without shopping

Lisa Napoli | Nov 23, 2007
Depending on how you look at it, today is also "Buy Nothing Day," a holiday counteracting the effects of Black Friday. Lisa Napoli talked about the day with founder Reverend Billy and his wife, Savitri.
Posted In: Retail