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A Thanksgiving Day compromise

Stacey Vanek Smith | Nov 23, 2006
Stacey Vanek-Smith takes us back to the Great Depression to find out how business changed which day we celebrate Thanksgiving.

Investors banking on friendlier economic skies

John Dimsdale | Nov 22, 2006
A private investment firm has offered to buy Qantas Airways for close to $10 billion. John Dimsdale looks at why they're keen to invest in the airline, given the industry's reputation as a money drain.
Posted In: Travel

Was Grasso worth it?

Amy Scott | Nov 22, 2006
New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has hired a business professor to help him prove that former NYSE Chairman Richard Grasso didn't deserve his $187 million pay package. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: New York, Wall Street

Shoppers, you're being watched

Kai Ryssdal | Nov 22, 2006
Retail analyst Brad Stephens will be among the hordes of shoppers flocking to malls this weekend — but he's not there for the bargains. Host Kai Ryssdal asks him what he's looking for.

We need to regulate smarter — not less

| Nov 22, 2006
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is concerned about the competitiveness of U.S. markets. Commentator Glenn Hubbard says regular Americans should be worried too.

Perception of security

Bob Moon | Nov 22, 2006
Thousands of Americans will have items confiscated from their carry-on luggage this holiday weekend. Bob Moon checks into how the TSA identifies which items it considers a threat.
Posted In: Travel

Surviving the ex-pat tax

Miranda Kennedy | Nov 22, 2006
Congress passed a tax increase in May that's expected to rake in big bucks for the government — but it could backfire. U.S. businesses worry it'll hurt their ability to employee Americans oversees. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Jobs, Washington

Pumpkin wars: Deconstructing pie

Bob Moon, Lisa Napoli and Kai Ryssdal | Nov 22, 2006
Homemade? Store-bought? Just in time for Thanksgiving, we do the numbers on pumpkin pie. Host Kai Ryssdal and some expert Marketplace tasters give us a cost-benefit analysis.

Paulson's folly

| Nov 22, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich says Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is wrong when he blames strict accounting rules in the U.S. for fueling private acquisition of publicly-held companies.

Online gambling finds a new home

Miranda Kennedy | Nov 22, 2006
While the U.S. attempts to squelch online gaming, the Philippines and other countries are welcoming it with open arms. Miranda Kennedy reports.
Posted In: Canada, Science