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Music's been key to the scale of radio's growth

Nate DiMeo | Dec 22, 2006
Reporter Nate DiMeo takes us back to the early 1920s when radio first found a mass audience, and a few powerful corporate players used music to take control of a brand new American industry. Part of an American RadioWorks documentary.
Posted In: Entertainment

Rethinking the gift basket

| Dec 22, 2006
At Marketplace we get a lot of boxes and baskets this time of year full of chocolates, popcorn, candy and the like. We can't complain, but we started to wonder how much it all costs.

Is Tiger bad for golf?

Lisa Napoli | Dec 22, 2006
As Tiger Woods continues to rake in huge endorsement deals, business of sports commentator Diana Nyad says that's good for Tiger, but Tiger isn't necessarily good for golf.
Posted In: Sports

Patents get harder to come by

Janet Babin | Dec 22, 2006
The U.S. patent office had a record-breaking 2006. It approved the lowest number of patents in recorded history — and the number could continue to shrink. Janet Babin explains.

Mesa Air teams with Chinese carrier

Lisa Napoli | Dec 22, 2006
The Phoenix-based regional carrier Mesa airlines is going into business with the China's Shenzhen Airlines in a deal that should benefit both sides. And just in time for the Beijing Olympics in '08.
Posted In: Canada, Travel

Arizona welcomes population growth

| Dec 22, 2006
Census Bureau figures out today show that Arizona has surpassed Nevada as the fastest-growing state — but some say it would benefit from an even greater population boom. Annie Baxter reports.

Hunting for oil

Amy Scott | Dec 22, 2006
Western oil companies are finding it more and more difficult to find — or gain access to — new oil and gas resources. Amy Scott explains.
Posted In: Canada

Russia turns its sights on BP

Stephen Beard | Dec 22, 2006
Shell finally caved yesterday and agreed to sell its controlling stake in a Russian oil and gas project to the state-run oil company Gazprom. Now the Kremlin is turning up the heat on BP. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada

Job Files: Santa

Rico Gagliano | Dec 22, 2006
In this special holiday installment, we take you to the North Pole to meet you know who . . .

Online holiday sales 'utterly exploding'

Hilary Wicai | Dec 22, 2006
Holiday shoppers are turning to the convenience of the Internet for their gift-buying needs this season. Online sales are up 25% over last year, Hillary Wicai reports.
Posted In: Retail, Science