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FedEx gets help from the top

| Dec 18, 2006
Shoppers are rushing to get those last-minute gifts delivered and thanks to the Internet, a record number of packages will be shipped this week. At FedEx, everyone's pitching in to meet demand. Tanya Ott explains.
Posted In: Jobs, Retail

Cigarette prices going up

Steve Tripoli | Dec 18, 2006
Philip Morris is raising the price of its cigarettes by 10 cents a pack starting today. Steve Tripoli tells us how this one got passed on to consumers.
Posted In: Retail

Hints of rethinking the Cuba embargo

Dan Grech | Dec 18, 2006
Congress is showing signs of a willingness to take a fresh look at the 44-year U.S. trade embargo with Cuba. And with Fidel's health failing, Cuban American exiles are open to policy change too, Dan Grech reports.

Driving down the price of drugs

Dan Grech | Dec 18, 2006
Private companies aren't the only ones putting pressure on drugmakers to lower prescription prices. This morning the Bush administration will offer its own proposal. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Health, Washington

A week before Christmas, a miser was born

Stacey Vanek Smith | Dec 18, 2006
Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to this week in 1843 to find out how Scrooge got his start — and became an instant publishing phenomenon.
Posted In: Entertainment

U.S. company gets China nuclear deal

| Dec 18, 2006
Westinghouse was awarded the right to build four nuclear reactors in China. It's an interesting decision on the heels of the American trade delegation's visit — and a huge blow to France and Russia.
Posted In: Canada

Iran, Venezuela attack the dollar

Stephen Beard | Dec 18, 2006
The Iranian and Venezuelan governments have cut their dollar holdings, but don't expect other central banks to follow suit. Stephen Beard explains.
Posted In: Canada

Buzzword: Open auction

| Dec 15, 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 -- "Open Auction." You hear it, you see it, but do you really know it?

Day in the Work Life: The silent treatment

| Dec 15, 2006
On this week's 'A Day In the Work Life' -- our regular look at how folks trade time for money -- we pick up signs from a mime.

Straight Story: "Hot" stocks

| Dec 15, 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, financial pundits have made stock predictions for 2007. Chris says don't buy the buzz.

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