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Holiday shoppers' final play is in the cards

| Dec 26, 2006
Disappointed by pre-Christmas sales, retailers are hoping that spending with gift cards will boost their bottom lines. Providence College professor Dan Horne talks with host Bob Moon about the $70 billion business.
Posted In: Retail

Season of light bills

| Dec 26, 2006
In most parts of the country, Christmas lights will burn bright for another week or so. Ever wonder what the cost is of our holiday lighting obsession? Jeff Horwich takes a look.

Feeding at the executive trough

| Dec 26, 2006
The average CEO's pay is 369 times as much as the average worker's. This year, CEO pay went up 16%, on top of a 30% jump last year. Commentator Nell Minow has a few thoughts on the disparity.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

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