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Making an impression on Black Friday

Sam Eaton | Nov 24, 2006
As bargain hunters shook off their turkey hangovers at the crack of dawn today, retailers were pulling out all the stops. But sales weren't the only things retailers were hoping for. Sam Eaton reports.

Buy <em>something</em>

| Nov 24, 2006
Did you resist all enticements to hit the mall at dawn? If so, you made "Buy Nothing Day" backers happy. But commentator Nick Gillespie says the protest against the post-Thanksgiving shop-a-thon is a bad deal.

Another recall in Sony's picture

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 24, 2006
Some models of the Cyber-shot digital cameras distort images, while others don't take photos at all. As Stacey Vanek-Smith reports, this could be the start of a long Christmas season for Sony.

SWIFT response: nothing illegal

Stephen Beard | Nov 24, 2006
The global money transfer company SWIFT is refuting charges that it broke the law by handing confidential data to the U.S. government. Stephen Beard reports.

Actions and motivations in Darfur debate

Gretchen Wilson | Nov 24, 2006
The United States contends the African Union is too weak to halt atrocities in Darfur and the U.N. should step in. But some wonder whether the U.S. isn't more concerned about its business interests there. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Canada, Washington

Week on Wall Street

Bob Moon | Nov 24, 2006
Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson discusses with host Bob Moon what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

EMI looks to market Martin's 'cool'

| Nov 24, 2006
The recording company EMI recently struck a deal with the Dean Martin Trust to license the late crooner's name and suave image. Bob Moon reports.

At Thanksgiving, plumbers' plates are full

Sean Cole | Nov 24, 2006
This is the busiest time of the year for plumbers. And it's not all gravy. Sean Cole explains.
Posted In: Jobs

Straight Story: Sending thanks

| Nov 24, 2006
It's time once again for economics editor Chris Farrell to help you sort out what's smart, what's stupid and what's the Straight Story. This week, the Fed chair and Bob Dylan, what do they have in common? Chris has the answer.

Buzzword: Black Friday

| Nov 24, 2006
Life is hard enough without having to decipher everything. Each week, Marketplace Money brings you a word or a phrase that has bubbled to the top of the news. For instance: Black Friday. You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?