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Pakistanis quickly learn to love plastic

Miranda Kennedy | Dec 26, 2006
Pakistan's economy is surging and consumers are spending. Not so long ago, most transactions were in cash. But Miranda Kennedy reports that newly minted credit cards are now burning holes in some Pakistani pockets.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

In 2006, we <em>really</em> paid at the pump

Stephen Beard | Dec 26, 2006
In terms of oil prices, we're ending the year in better shape than what we were in several months ago. Marketplace's Stephen Beard and host Bob Moon take a look at one of the biggest hits to our wallets this year.
Posted In: Canada

Broadcast pioneer Frank Stanton dies

| Dec 26, 2006
The man who helped build CBS Television into the "Tiffany network," has died at his home in Boston. Frank Stanton became CBS president in 1946 and remained at the helm for 26 years. He was 98.
Posted In: Entertainment

Housing market past, present and future

| Dec 26, 2006
2006 was a sea change year for housing in the U.S. As interest rates rose, we watched demand flatten and the advantage turn from sellers to buyers &mdash; so what does 2007 hold?
Posted In: Housing

Newspapers changing hands

Dan Grech | Dec 26, 2006
It was a year of selloffs and layoffs for American newspapers as they continue to lose revenue in an increasingly digital world. But a renewed trend toward local ownership offers a glimmer of hope. Dan Grech reports.

Indonesia still in recovery

Jocelyn Ford | Dec 26, 2006
Two years ago today a giant tsunami slammed 500 miles of coast along the Indian ocean, killing more than 170,000 people in eight countries. Jocelyn Ford checks in on progress in the region.
Posted In: Canada

Least productive workday of the year

Steve Tripoli | Dec 26, 2006
Not many people are showing up at offices around the country this week, and the ones who are probably aren't getting much done &mdash; but that may not be such a bad thing. Steve Tripoli explains.
Posted In: Jobs

Let the real shopping begin

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Dec 26, 2006
Armed with gift cards and stocking money, post-Christmas shoppers this week will have a big impact on the season's overall retail numbers. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Retail

Verizon OKs cell phone ads

Janet Babin | Dec 26, 2006
It's not a new concept, but starting next year Verizon will enable banner ads when users surf the Web on its cell phones. Janet Babin reports on the growing trend.
Posted In: Science

A venue for the rest of us

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 26, 2006
This week in 1932, New York City's Radio City Music Hall opened its doors. Stacey Vanek-Smith has the history.
Posted In: Entertainment